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President-elect Donald Trump holds stock in the company building the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, and pipeline opponents warn that Trump’s investments could affect any decision he makes on the $3.8 billion project as president.
Concern about Trump’s possible conflicts comes amid protests that unfold daily along the proposed pipeline route. The dispute over the route has intensified in recent weeks, with total arrests since August rising to 528. A recent clash near the main protest camp in North Dakota left a police officer and several protesters injured.
we're systematically polarized so we catch ourselves defending the ones we chose "who aren't as bad".
The proposed route passes through land that was once set aside for the Sioux in the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie. That historic agreement ensured the Sioux could retain portions of five states, but ceded all of their land east of the Missouri River to the U.S. government in exchange for money, agricultural aid and strict rules about any access to Sioux territory by outsiders. However, the agreement was short-lived.
“Before the ink was dry, westerners were coming in,” Archambault said.
Trump's stock in Dakota pipeline company raises concern.
originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: Gothmog
Yea, I would have taken an empty seat over her putting her skidmark on it.
This isn't his only business interest either. It's madness.