Moonbats Stall Dakota Access Pipeline

Moonbats Stall Dakota Access Pipeline

An alliance of disgruntled Indians and sociopathic moonbats, united by their grudge against American civilization and by having too much time on their hands, has succeeded in delaying the Dakota Access Pipeline. Considering that oil is the economy’s lifeblood, this makes them the equivalent of a clot of fat clogging an artery.

The Army said Sunday that it will not approve an easement necessary to permit the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, marking a monumental victory for the Native American tribes and thousands of others who have flocked in recent months to protest the oil pipeline. …

Officials in November had delayed the key decision, saying more discussion was necessary about the proposed crossing, given that it would pass very near the reservation of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, whose leaders have repeatedly expressed fears that a spill could threaten the water supplies of its people.

Note that the pipeline does not pass through the reservation, but merely near it. That is enough pretext to prevent the precious flow of oil mainly out of spite as part of a conflict that was settled by the U.S. Cavalry in the 19th century.

The $3.8 billion pipeline, which is 92% complete, is expected to transport up to 570,000 barrels of oil per day, supporting innumerable jobs. But only if moonbats let it.

“The White House’s directive today to the Corps for further delay is just the latest in a series of overt and transparent political actions by an administration which has abandoned the rule of law in favor of currying favor with a narrow and extreme political constituency,” Energy Transfer Partners said in a statement Sunday night. The company said it remained committed to the project and would complete construction without rerouting the pipeline.

Let’s hope so. If unlawful mobs are able to indefinitely stall infrastructure projects for symbolic, ideological reasons, the country will end up falling apart.

Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) is correct:

“You can’t encourage illegal behavior and then wonder why there is violence. The rule of law matters. We cannot allow lawless mobs to obstruct projects that have met all legal requirements to proceed.”

BTW, for all their phony yammering about “environmental justice,” the moonbat protesters have been trashing the countryside. Some of the protesters are wanted for assaulting a security guard. Another — Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein — is subject to an arrest warrant for vandalism. Yet the media and the Obama Administration take their side.

Making a mess at the #NoDAPL moonbat shantytown.

On tips from Bodhisattva. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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