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Read online @ B A K K E N O I L B I Z . C O M / d i g i t a l - j o u r n a l 17 denied the South Dakota Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's lawsuit to block pipe- line construction, siting a lack of evi- dence that building the pipeline would harm the Tribe. The Departments of Justice, the Interior and the Army then immediately announced an indefinite suspension of pipeline construction to reassess cultural impacts to what the Tribe calls "sacred ground". The pipeline route does not cross the Standing Rock reservation, however, the Tribe fears harm to Lake Oahe on the Missouri River in North and South Dakota. Consultation with GeoEngineers, a subcontractor to Dakota Access, pro- vided information which indicates the boring process would not be of a magni- tude to impact natural features, cultural resource features or above ground structures. The crossing at Lake Oahe will be placed approximately 140-210 feet below the ground surface and approximately 92 feet below the bottom of Lake Oahe. The pipeline would ServiceS: Wellsite coordination Oilfield rentals Tank rentals Oilfield Trucking Water Services completion rentals Flowback Services Sand & ceramic · Sales · Transport Safety · consulting · Training Company Headquarters: 2101 Cedar Springs Rd #650 Dallas, Texas, 75201 Office: 214-720-1700 Midwest & Rockies Region: Williston Basin: 13375 62nd Street NW Williston, ND 58801 Office: 701-826-7900 24 Hr. Dispatch: 1-855-221-1600 Powder River & DJ Basin: 3 Locke Road Douglas, WY 82633 Office: 307-359-4015 24 HR. Dispatch: 1-855-221-1600 West Texas & South Texas Region: Permian Basin: 11109 West County Road 46 Midland, TX 79707 Office: 432-699-8600 24 Hr. Dispatch: 1-844-221-1500 120 EH Bar Road Big Lake, Texas 76932 24 HR. Dispatch: 1-844-221-1500 3200 HWY 17 Pecos, TX 79772 24 Hr. Dispatch: 1-844-221-1500 Other Locations: New Town, ND Killdeer, ND A privately owned oilfield ser vice company with operations in North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Texas. utilize the best available safety and monitoring technology. The Dakota Access team held 154 meetings with local elected officials and community organizations in North Dakota since the project was announced last summer. Over the course of the year-long approval process with the North Dakota Public Service Commis- sion, the Tribe did not once appear to voice concerns over the impacts of the pipeline's route. Protests arose after the project was approved and easements secured, and have since become violent and unlawful. Construction workers (100% of which are union per the project agreement) have needed protection by security guards and law enforcement. National Guardsmen have also been alerted by the North Dakota Governor to standby for support. Allies of the Tribe in its protest have been extreme environmental groups, the Black Lives Matters movement, a hand- ful of celebrities, and Green Party candi- date for President, Jill Stein. Stein was among many seen vandalizing construc- tion equipment last week, for which a warrant was issued for her arrest. Mul- tiple arrests of protesters have been made along the pipeline route for tres- passing and criminal mischief. The suit filed by Earthjustice on behalf of the tribe states that, "the tribe relies on the waters of Lake Oahe for drinking water, irrigation, fishing and recreation and to carry out cultural and religious practices. The public water supply for the tribe, which provides drinking water for thousands of people, is located a few miles downstream of the proposed pipeline crossing route." It goes on to say, "the cultural and religious signifi- cance of these waters cannot be over- stated. Construction of the pipeline ... and building and burying the pipeline would destroy burial grounds, sacred sites, and historically significant areas on either side of Lake Oahe." ➤ continued, pg 18

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