Obama to approve Dakota Access pipeline

by TIMOTHY CAMA | TheHill.com  |  published on November 12, 2016

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The Obama administration is planning to give the final approval needed for the Dakota Access oil pipeline as soon as Monday, Politico reports.

The approval would be a major defeat to environmentalists, the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its American Indian allies, just days after Republican Donald Trump’s election to be the next president.

Opponents of the $3.7 billion pipeline say it would destroy sites that are sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux and threaten its water supply, and that further build-outs of fossil fuel infrastructure threaten to exacerbate climate change.

Politico reported Friday that the Army Corps of Engineers is planning as soon as Monday to give the greenlight to an easement for developer Energy Transfer Partners to build the pipeline under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, citing two sources familiar with the decision.

The Army Corps declined to comment on a potential approval. A spokesman for the agency said it will announce something “in the next few days” about the next steps for Dakota Access.

  • gvette

    Here’s a funny thought. When Barry gave the EPA too much power, they have always been able to stop progress. Instead of a pipe line, build a refinery where the oil is. Remember, the EPA has made it so there can’t be new ones built. Just my thought!

    • studi30

      Under Trump that will all be corrected.

      • gvette

        That’s what I’m hoping for.

    • HENRI

      WITH TRUMP WE WILL GET RID OF THE EPA AS IT SHOULD BE SHUT THEM DOWN I SAY ALONG WITH THE LAMEST DUCK PRES EVER

  • I guess some one came up with enough money for future moochie’s vacations

  • roboteq

    It was already a done deal. We must stop Progressives from continuing to disrupt business and, well…progress in order to create unnecessary chaos and division between American citizens.

  • Wolfman

    Am I the only one sick and tired of hearing American Indians claiming indigenous rights? They are actually the first settlers in North America , about 13,000 years ago…having first lived on Beringia , the land bridge between Siberia and North America. They continually fought internal battles of conquest among each other . The Europeans arrived and eventually won. Was the European conquest vicious and mean spirited ??? Yup!!! just like the internal Indian wars before them and all the wars after them. The phrase ‘War is hell!’ is not just some colloquialism it is actually a truism.
    Also ,for their information there are no ‘indigenous rights’ beyond everyone else’s rights!!!

  • Walter Flatt

    OBAMA TRYING TO MAKE A NAME FOR HIMSELF.

    PRAY THAT THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN, BUT PRESIDENT ELECT TRUMP, BE VERY CAREFUL, WE HAVE WORKED TO HARD TO LOSE YOU NOW.

    FROM A KOREAN WAR VET 51/53, A REG. DEM. ALL MY LIFE, BUT I VOTED FOR TRUMP.

    DONT JUST LIKE THIS SEND IT TO ALL YOU KNOW. WE MAY BE IN FOR SOME ROUGH TIMES.

    I BELIEVE WE HAVE BEEN SET UP FOR A TRY AT A MUSLIM INVASION OF THIS COUNTRY BY, HILLIARY, OBAMA, KERRY, SORROS AND THE BIASED MEDIA. READ ALL THE WHYS BELOW.

    IF YOU READ ALL THE BELOW YOU MIGHT WAKE UP. IF YOU ARE FOR THE BELOW, THEN YOU ARE TRYING TO DESTROY AMERICA.

    WHY ISN’T A LAW BEING ENFORCED BARRING ALL MUSLIMS FROM THIS COUNTRY. THIS LAW WAS PASSED IN 1952.

    WHY DO YOU THINK ANYTHING OBAMA HAS DONE IS LEGAL, HE HAS CONFESSED TO BEING A MUSLIM ON NAVTION WIDE TV. EVERYTHING HE HAS SIGNED, OR ORDERED IN 8 YEARS IS ILLEGAL.

    WHY HAS HILLIARY HAD A MUSLIM FROM A RADICAL FAMILY AS HER TOP AIDE FOR 10 YEARS, HUMA COULD BE A PERFECT PIPELINE TO PASS SECRETS TO THE MUSLIM WORLD.

    WHY HAS OBAMA SURROUNDED HIMSELF WITH MUSLIMS ANOTHER PERFECT PIPELINE TO PASS SECRETS. HE HAS DECLARED HIMSELF A MUSLIM.

    WHY DOES THE BIASED NEWS MEDIA SAY HE IS NOT A MUSLIM, WHEN I HAVE A LIST OF WHERE 34 TIMES HE HAS EITHER HELPED THEM OR SAID HE WAS ONE.

    WHY GET MAD AT PUTIN, HE SAID THAT THERE WAS NO PLACE IN RUSSIA FOR ANYONE THAT WOULD NOT FOLLOW THEIR LAW AND SPEAK THEIR LANGUAGE, THEY WOULD HAVE TO GO TO A COUNTRY THAT DID.

    WHY HAS HILLIARY, OBAMA, KERRY AND THE BIASED NEWS MEDIA DONE EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO HELP THE RADICAL MUSLIMS.

    WHY DID THIS ADMINSTRATION TRY AND BUY UP ALL AMMO?

    WHY TRADE 5 TERRIOST FROM CUBA FOR ONE TRAITOR?

    WHY TRY AND TAKE OUR GUNS? HITLER DID, & HISTORY TELLS US WHAT HAPPENED THERE.

    WHY ALLOW A MINIMUM OF 36 MUSLIM CAMPS HERE IN THE STATES? MOST CLOSE TO MILITARY BASES. I PERSONALLY VERIFIED THE ONES IN SHAWNEE NATIONAL PARK, IN IL. AND THE ONE AT DOVEER, TN. AND THE FEMA CAMP IN EAST KY.

    WHY ARE THERE 5 MUSLIM CAMPS IN N. VIRGINIA, CLOSE TO DC? ARE THEY TO TAKE WASHINGTON?

    WHY BUILD A FEMA CAMP IN EVERY STATE, SOME MORE THAN ONE, AT TAX PAYERS EXPENSE, WITH ARMED GUARDS? ARE THEY TO HOLD MUSLIMS?

    WHY ARE THEY BRINGING THOUSANDS OF YOUNG MUSLIMS HERE?

    WHY IS THE TAX PAYER HAVING TO FEED, CLOTH & HOUSE THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSAND OF MUSLIMS BEING BROUGHT HERE?

    WHY GIVE THE THOUSANDS OF MUSLIMS BROUGHT IN FREE HEALTH CARE, SPENDING THOUSANDS FOR HOSPITAL CARE?

    WHY ARE THE ILLEGALS BEING TREATED BETTER THAN OUR VETERANS.

    WHY STOP THE TANK AND PLANE SHIPPMENT TO EGYPT, WHEN THEIR ARMY KICKED THE RADICALS OUT?

    WHY DID OUR GOVERNMENT SEND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO HELP THE RADICALS IN IRAN, A COUNTRY OUT TO DESTROY US?

    WHY ARE WE SENDING BILLIONS TO ARAB COUNTRIES, AND LETING OUR COUNTRY GO TO POT?

    WHY DONT THEY ENFORCE THE LAW BARRING ALL MUSLIMS FROM THIS COUNTRY?

    WHY IS THE MUSLIM MAJOR IN TEXAS LIVING THAT KILLED 14 SOLDIERS AND WOUNDED A LOT MORE?

    WHY ARE THEY RELEASING ALL MUSLIMS IN CUBA TO GO BACK INTO ACTION TO KILL OUR SOLDIERS?

    WHY DONT WE HANG ALL MUSLIMS CAUGHT AND BURY THEM WITH PIG PARTS, LIKE GENERAL PERSHING DID IN THE PHILLIPENS? HE STOPPED A MUSLIM UPRISING BY DOING JUST THAT.

    WHY WAS OBAMA ALLOWED TO SWEAR IN CARLOYN WALKER AS JUDGE IN BROOKLIN USING THE QURAN?

    WHY ALLOW ILLEGALS TO FLOOD OUR COUNTRY WHEN THEY COST MORE PER YEAR THAN THE IRAQ WAR.

    WHY SEND BILLIONS TO MUSLIM COUNTRIES TRYING TO KILL US.

    YOU SAY THAT A MUSLIM TRY AT A TAKEOVER IS IMPOSSIBLE, I CAN TAKE 100 WELL ARMED PEOPLE AND TAKE ANY BASE IN 1 HOUR, OUR TROOPS ARE NOT ARMED.

    BETTER COAT ALL YOU AMMO WITH PIGS BLOOD OR GREASE, LET THE WORLD KNOW YOU ARE DOING SO.

    THE LAST WHY, WHY DONT THE BIASED NEWS MEDIA REPORT ALL THIS??? COULD THEY NOT BE FOR THE INVASION”

    TRUMP IS NOW THE PRESIDENT, SO, GET ON BOARD AND HELP HIM STRAIGHTEN THIS MESS OUT.

  • setemfree

    Government made a deal with the Indians, Now if they don’t keep it then do away with them, hopefully Donald trump does this. All Americans should support these people. This will show other nations just how low our government can be.

  • Ken says

    Hillary was planning on approving it – now King Bo and Hillary are trying to find something that would give King Bo any legacy. Since the pipeline was going to be a done deal January 21,17 why not steal the thunder from Trump? Will the Snowflakes issue death threats for King Bo – long live the King for 68 days.

  • James in Texas

    I believe that the time has come to “un-politicize” the Army Corp of Engineers! They are a branch of the U.S. Army and should not take “any position based on politics”! Obama has almost destroyed our military with his use of “Political Officer’s” and the leadership of the military has become just another agency of the DNC. We remain a free nation because of our military, but when the military becomes a part of any politic, it soon become the “Feared Government Police”, think not, ask any of the Cuban- Americans living in this country!

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      • James in Texas

        Get a real job and then try having a real life!

  • Rodney Steward

    Trump will pass it if Opey doesn’t, the only reason for this push to stop it is because Warren Buffet bought the Railroad that’s hauling the gas and this will cut off his big profits, he bought the railroad for almost nothing according to business world!!

  • bobnstuff

    The approval will fall on Trump, not Obama. It’s the Army Corps of Engineers that may or may not be giving their approval not the president. If they get this thing to the presidents desk in the next three months it would set a worlds record. The government moves very slowly. Obama thinks that rerouting the pipeline might be the better idea. I know I would not want a pipeline running under my water source. I have had two pipeline failures with in five miles of my house in the past and have little faith in the safety claims of the pipeline companies. Look at the safety records of the other pipelines. Would you trust these people?

    • Rodney Steward

      MUCH MORE than Opey, I thought U would have killed yourself by now with Trump as President! You have to admit, it’ll be SOOOO refreshing to see real Beauty in a first lady, instead of a fresh plucked tree monkey from Kenya with lipstick thrown on it!!

      • bobnstuff

        It’s going to be fun to watch Trumps minions go crazy as he breaks all campaign promises. Obamacare stays with a few changes, illegals stay, no wall, Wall St. running Washington Washington insiders all over Trump cabinet. NAFTA says in place. Trumps supporters have been had. The meltdown should be interesting. He’s even going to do a Bernie on the banks.

        • Rodney Steward

          What have U been drinking and smoking tonight bobby, are U tired of your safe place and coming out to play! We just have to watch and see, and we know he’ll be better than the socialist, part time muslim coon will be, just wait and see! Now go back to your coloring books and black grandpuppies!

          • bobnstuff

            I have been watching the news. He’s back pedaling so fast it’s amazing. Watch Obamacare is the first flip.Trump is going to put back in place banking rules that Clinton took off. It will break up the banks. You have to remember Clinton got more votes then he did.The racist pigs and fools that believed him will have their heads explode.

          • Rodney Steward

            Her getting the majority of the votes was a scam just like the Polls were, she DID NOT get the majority of the votes, that was staged too so it would give all these paid rioters a stupid reason to act like dumb down DEMS.! You know how that is first hand, and try watching some real news, just try FOX for a week, and can the MSM, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, these are Soros controlled comedy shows, and he’s the same Nazi that’s paying for these riots, showed him this morning on FOX, and they had the facts on it! Grow up bobby! Opeycare is failing on it’s own!

          • bobnstuff

            If there was any scam it was the Republicans, they tried it in Ohio in 2012 but screwed up, this time it worked. Clinton got more votes then your boy. Trump got 27% of the registered voters to vote for him. The same percentage as Clinton. Most of the red states are very purple in fact. After Trump gets done flip flopping he won’t even have the support of those true blue states. Try listening to what Trump says not what Fox says he says. Oh and if anyone is a Nazi it is Trump. He used Hitlers playbook to get elected. The big difference between Hitler and Trump is Hitler was elected by the popular vote.

          • Rodney Steward

            Did U know that the votes just came in from Michigan yesterday on the Presidential vote, and they voted for Trump ALSO, and OUT VOTED Hellary by 18,000 VOTES! WOW, popular heh!! And remember, Soros OWNS Hellary and Opey, and Trump doesn’t have a foundation under investigation like the Clinton trash!

          • rhuland

            He is not backpedaling, bobnstuff. The lying MSM is trying to give that impression to shake up the patriots who have elected him. They misquoted him to begin with, and now when he is following the steps he already outlined and not the misquotes, they are saying he has changed. He has not changed his actual promises and he will not.

          • bobnstuff

            I guess the guy on 60 Minutes last night wasn’t Trump then. I heard it right out of Trumps mouth. I listen to his speeches and read his tweets. The great anti party candidates first appointment is the head of the party. You my friend have been sold a bill of goods. Is it going to be a wall or a fence?

          • studi30

            Your gullibility is your bill of goods. Why are you still fighting BOB? Is your butt still stinging?

          • studi30

            Yup you watch the far left, liberal news so you don’t know the truth. Trump is going to have the Muslim Brotherhood declared a terrorist group in the US. That will put a target on a lot of jihadi here. It now comes out that over 60,000 illegals voted so their votes don’t count.

          • bobnstuff

            Clinton won by over 600,000 votes.
            How many terrorist attacks have we had in the US? How many people here have died from those attacks? More people are killed by furniture falling on them
            http://www.darkgovernment.com/news/death-by-furniture-more-likely-than-terrorism/
            http://www.cbsnews.com/news/tipping-televisions-kill-record-number-of-us-kids-govt-warns/
            So instead of declaring the Muslim Brotherhood terrorists we should go after the real killers, furniture. Be afraid, very afraid your book case is out to get you.

          • studi30

            And yet Clinton wasn’t voted the Prez so all you post is moot. I won’t be responding to anymore of your posts so you can have the last post. Continuing making an idiot of yourself is up to you. When you respond to this post you will only confirm that you are an idiot. Good luck idiot and watch out for the furniture which is out to get you.

          • bobnstuff

            Since Trump didn’t win the popular vote and that the Presidents job is to represent all the people of the country the point is hardly moot. More of the people who voted have a different view of things then he has so it would be in his best interest to remember that. He is the President not a Dictator. This isn’t some game were the winner takes all. If you believe that then you are clueless as to the country our founding fathers set up.

          • studi30

            And yet again the American people have spoken. When are you going to stop being stupid? I will not be responding to your stupid posts anymore. You can have the last response if it makes you feel any better but I won’t read it and won’t respond back. In fact I will block your posts so I can’t see them how about that?

    • studi30

      What kind of pipelines failed by you BOB? What kind of failures?

  • Bob

    That will teach the Dakotas from voting for Trump

    • Walter Flatt

      PRAY THAT THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN, BUT PRESIDENT ELECT TRUMP, BE VERY CAREFUL, WE HAVE WORKED TO HARD TO LOSE YOU NOW.

      FROM A KOREAN WAR VET 51/53, A REG. DEM. ALL MY LIFE, BUT I VOTED FOR TRUMP.

      DONT JUST LIKE THIS SEND IT TO ALL YOU KNOW. WE MAY BE IN FOR SOME ROUGH TIMES.

      I BELIEVE WE HAVE BEEN SET UP FOR A TRY AT A MUSLIM INVASION OF THIS COUNTRY BY, HILLIARY, OBAMA, KERRY, SORROS AND THE BIASED MEDIA. READ ALL THE WHYS BELOW.

      IF YOU READ ALL THE BELOW YOU MIGHT WAKE UP. IF YOU ARE FOR THE BELOW, THEN YOU ARE TRYING TO DESTROY AMERICA.

      WHY ISN’T A LAW BEING ENFORCED BARRING ALL MUSLIMS FROM THIS COUNTRY. THIS LAW WAS PASSED IN 1952.

      WHY DO YOU THINK ANYTHING OBAMA HAS DONE IS LEGAL, HE HAS CONFESSED TO BEING A MUSLIM ON NAVTION WIDE TV. EVERYTHING HE HAS SIGNED, OR ORDERED IN 8 YEARS IS ILLEGAL.

      WHY HAS HILLIARY HAD A MUSLIM FROM A RADICAL FAMILY AS HER TOP AIDE FOR 10 YEARS, HUMA COULD BE A PERFECT PIPELINE TO PASS SECRETS TO THE MUSLIM WORLD.

      WHY HAS OBAMA SURROUNDED HIMSELF WITH MUSLIMS ANOTHER PERFECT PIPELINE TO PASS SECRETS. HE HAS DECLARED HIMSELF A MUSLIM.

      WHY DOES THE BIASED NEWS MEDIA SAY HE IS NOT A MUSLIM, WHEN I HAVE A LIST OF WHERE 34 TIMES HE HAS EITHER HELPED THEM OR SAID HE WAS ONE.

      WHY GET MAD AT PUTIN, HE SAID THAT THERE WAS NO PLACE IN RUSSIA FOR ANYONE THAT WOULD NOT FOLLOW THEIR LAW AND SPEAK THEIR LANGUAGE, THEY WOULD HAVE TO GO TO A COUNTRY THAT DID.

      WHY HAS HILLIARY, OBAMA, KERRY AND THE BIASED NEWS MEDIA DONE EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO HELP THE RADICAL MUSLIMS.

      WHY DID THIS ADMINSTRATION TRY AND BUY UP ALL AMMO?

      WHY TRADE 5 TERRIOST FROM CUBA FOR ONE TRAITOR?

      WHY TRY AND TAKE OUR GUNS? HITLER DID, & HISTORY TELLS US WHAT HAPPENED THERE.

      WHY ALLOW A MINIMUM OF 36 MUSLIM CAMPS HERE IN THE STATES? MOST CLOSE TO MILITARY BASES. I PERSONALLY VERIFIED THE ONES IN SHAWNEE NATIONAL PARK, IN IL. AND THE ONE AT DOVEER, TN. AND THE FEMA CAMP IN EAST KY.

      WHY ARE THERE 5 MUSLIM CAMPS IN N. VIRGINIA, CLOSE TO DC? ARE THEY TO TAKE WASHINGTON?

      WHY BUILD A FEMA CAMP IN EVERY STATE, SOME MORE THAN ONE, AT TAX PAYERS EXPENSE, WITH ARMED GUARDS? ARE THEY TO HOLD MUSLIMS?

      WHY ARE THEY BRINGING THOUSANDS OF YOUNG MUSLIMS HERE?

      WHY IS THE TAX PAYER HAVING TO FEED, CLOTH & HOUSE THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSAND OF MUSLIMS BEING BROUGHT HERE?

      WHY GIVE THE THOUSANDS OF MUSLIMS BROUGHT IN FREE HEALTH CARE, SPENDING THOUSANDS FOR HOSPITAL CARE?

      WHY ARE THE ILLEGALS BEING TREATED BETTER THAN OUR VETERANS.

      WHY STOP THE TANK AND PLANE SHIPPMENT TO EGYPT, WHEN THEIR ARMY KICKED THE RADICALS OUT?

      WHY DID OUR GOVERNMENT SEND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO HELP THE RADICALS IN IRAN, A COUNTRY OUT TO DESTROY US?

      WHY ARE WE SENDING BILLIONS TO ARAB COUNTRIES, AND LETING OUR COUNTRY GO TO POT?

      WHY DONT THEY ENFORCE THE LAW BARRING ALL MUSLIMS FROM THIS COUNTRY?

      WHY IS THE MUSLIM MAJOR IN TEXAS LIVING THAT KILLED 14 SOLDIERS AND WOUNDED A LOT MORE?

      WHY ARE THEY RELEASING ALL MUSLIMS IN CUBA TO GO BACK INTO ACTION TO KILL OUR SOLDIERS?

      WHY DONT WE HANG ALL MUSLIMS CAUGHT AND BURY THEM WITH PIG PARTS, LIKE GENERAL PERSHING DID IN THE PHILLIPENS? HE STOPPED A MUSLIM UPRISING BY DOING JUST THAT.

      WHY WAS OBAMA ALLOWED TO SWEAR IN CARLOYN WALKER AS JUDGE IN BROOKLIN USING THE QURAN?

      WHY ALLOW ILLEGALS TO FLOOD OUR COUNTRY WHEN THEY COST MORE PER YEAR THAN THE IRAQ WAR.

      WHY SEND BILLIONS TO MUSLIM COUNTRIES TRYING TO KILL US.

      YOU SAY THAT A MUSLIM TRY AT A TAKEOVER IS IMPOSSIBLE, I CAN TAKE 100 WELL ARMED PEOPLE AND TAKE ANY BASE IN 1 HOUR, OUR TROOPS ARE NOT ARMED.

      BETTER COAT ALL YOU AMMO WITH PIGS BLOOD OR GREASE, LET THE WORLD KNOW YOU ARE DOING SO.

      THE LAST WHY, WHY DONT THE BIASED NEWS MEDIA REPORT ALL THIS??? COULD THEY NOT BE FOR THE INVASION”

      TRUMP IS NOW THE PRESIDENT, SO, GET ON BOARD AND HELP HIM STRAIGHTEN THIS MESS OUT.

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