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originally posted by: NHILAR
a reply to: Wolfenz
Who owns the land? State land = all citizens of the state, Federal land = all citizens of the usa.
The fact that the reservation exists is a courtesy, it did not and still could not be that way. The treaties were generous, the people got to continue to live - most other nations would not have been so even handed to a defeated enemy.
Go ahead and fight, how large of an army could they raise? Few thousand? The force would probably have a life expectancy of less than a minute on the modern battlefield.
Go ask ISIS how well they did the few times they confroted the Russians in a open battle....and the Russians have less technology than we do and the ISIS fighters are a hell of a lot more experienced than the Red Man.
An early proposal for the Dakota Access Pipeline called for the project to cross the Missouri River north of Bismarck,
but one reason that route was rejected was its potential threat to Bismarck’s water supply,
documents show. Now a growing number of protesters are objecting to the oil pipeline’s Missouri River crossing a half-mile north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, which they argue could threaten the water supply for the tribe and other communities downstream. Early in the planning process, Dakota Access considered but eliminated an alternative that would have crossed the Missouri River about 10 miles north of Bismarck instead of the route currently under construction. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers evaluated the Bismarck route and concluded it was not a viable option for many reasons. One reason mentioned in the agency’s environmental assessment is the proximity to wellhead source water protection areas that are avoided to protect municipal water supply wells.
ISIS fighters are a hell of a lot more experienced than the Red Man
Where is the leak?
The leak site is about six miles west of Alabaster, north of Coalmont Road (CR 91). It's about four miles from Helena High School and Helena Middle School and about 20 miles from Birmingham. The Cahaba River is about one mile away. The embedded map below shows the approximate location of the assumed leak site.
Environmental catastrophe likely averted If the leak had developed in a slightly different location, the concern for Alabamians may have nothing to do with long lines at the pump. The leak is located in the William R. Ireland Sr. Cahaba River Wildlife Management Area, near the intersection of Coalmont Road and Lindsey Road. It's a relatively remote section of Shelby County, about 30 miles south of Birmingham. The Cahaba River is home to 135 known species of fish, according to the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, as well as 35 snail species, 10 of which are not found anywhere else in the world. Ten species of fish and freshwater mussel in the Cahaba are listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. A few miles downstream from the leak location lies the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge, which is known nationally as a viewing spot for the Cahaba Lily in the spring. A major drinking water intake for the Birmingham Water Works is upstream. "It's really pretty fortunate where it is," said Cahaba Riverkeeper David Butler, who has been actively working with Colonial and government agencies during the spill response. "It's in pretty contained area, and it's been so dry here that most of the little perennial streams are pretty dry right now so there's not really a lot of potential at this point for it to migrate towards the river."
Some residents concerned
Despite the assurances of Colonial Pipeline and state and local officials, people living near the site of the spill are concerned about possible impacts to their drinking water, or to wildlife in the Cahaba.
Billy McDanal lives less than 500 yards from the edge of the Wildlife Management Area in the small community of Maylene. He and his son have hunted, hiked and ridden four-wheelers throughout the management area and its surroundings for over a decade.
McDanal says he is nervous leaked gas could enter the water table and end up in his basement, where water often collects when it rains. "What's got me worried with the gas is that it's going to go ... underneath my house and am I going to get gas coming under my house?" he said.
originally posted by: NHILAR
a reply to: Rezlooper
And...they lost all credibility.
YOU seriously don't see the problem here? Complaining about law breakers by breaking the law?
Didn't work for Billy the Kid, will not work for Tonto.