These acquittals of armed white ranchers come on the same day as dozens of unarmed Native American protesters were arrested by police in full riot gear while peacefully protesting the construction of the DAPL pipeline in North Dakota.
The gang that performed a land grab of public lands. Meanwhile, back at the ranch:
North Dakota had nearly 300 oil pipeline spills in less than two years, none of which were reported to the public.
From January 2012 – September 2013, these pipeline spills were just a part of approximately 750 “oil field incidents” that took place in the state without the public’s knowledge, according to a report by The Associated Press. It’s estimated that around 4,328 barrels worth of oil were spilled in this period.
In an another case, a break in a Tesoro Corp. pipeline resulted in approximately 20,600 barrels of oil spreading over an area the size of seven football fields. Officials claimed that no wildlife or water sources were harmed by the spill, which apparently led them to conclude that the public did not need to be notified.
It is impossible that no wildlife or water sources were harmed by the spill. Literally impossible. Imagine you live in the northeaster part of the USA where everyone has fuel oil tanks for winter heating and yours broke and leaked 700 gallons of fuel oil into the ground under your house….
Your life would become a living hell.
But let an oil company do it and … well… no big deal.
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