Commentary on Schaefer Riley’s Column on the DAPL Case

Oh yeah, Matthew L. M. Fletcher’s rebuke of the Washington Post’s Naomi Schaefer Riley is well worth taking the time to read.
#NoDAPL

Turtle Talk

Naomi Schaefer Riley offered commentary on the Dakota Access Pipeline matter in her regular column in the New York Post, “How the Standing Rock Sioux should have been able to stop that pipeline.” This column continues NSR’s mockery of Indian peoples’ economic and cultural interests expressed in The New Trail of Tears.

The lede says it all:

Quick quiz: What’s the best way to stop a company from building an oil pipeline on a piece of land you find valuable? Answer: Buy the land.

Assuming that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other affected tribes had the resources to do so, it probably wouldn’t have mattered — energy companies usually just confiscate the land under their delegated power of eminent domain, as Dakota Access has. Sure, property ownership helps, but in the end, the law is tipped in the pipeline companies’ favor.

NSR cites to the Mormons…

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NO Means NO Megaloads Sit-In

Take a load off on Sept. 28.

Wild Idaho Rising Tide

Are megaloads preparing to again invade U.S. Highway 12, through the remote Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest and the Lochsa-Middle Fork Clearwater Wild and Scenic River corridor? [1] On September 7, 2016, the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) distributed a media release, read by a Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) activist to participants in the #NoDAPL Fundraiser and Rally in Lapwai, Idaho [2, 3].  ITD is proposing new, illegal rules for oversize shipments – megaloads – on Highway 12, seemingly to circumvent ongoing mediation among several parties to a federal lawsuit.  In September 2013, in response to this case argued by Advocates for the West for Idaho Rivers United (IRU) and the Nez Perce Tribe against the U.S. Forest Service, a federal district court in Boise issued an injunction blocking any transport wider than 16 feet, longer than 150 feet, and traveling slower than 12 hours on the 100 miles of Highway…

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Supporting the Battle Against the Dakota Access Pipeline: How You Can Support by Linda Black Elk

We all need water for life.

LRInspire

I have received a number of questions regarding the best sites for donating to #NoDAPL efforts to stop the Dakota Access pipeline on the Standing Rock Nation.  I have compiled a list of trusted sites where you can donate to the effort to support the #NoDAPL fight.

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