Police use pepper spray against protesters trying to cross a stream near an oil pipeline construction site near Standing Rock Indian Reservation, north of Cannon Ball, North Dakota. Did you know that the government is the legal owner of all land and assets on native American lands and is required to manage them for the benefit of Indians? "And I think that, right now, the Army Corps is examining whether there are ways to reroute this pipeline". The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave Morton County orders to take down the bridge. The Army Corps of Engineers confirmed Wednesday that it let law enforcement go into this land to prevent further campsites from being set up.
Just this week it was revealed that Dakota Access, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, failed to immediately notify state regulators about Native artifacts found during recent construction, the Bismarck Tribune reported.
"Temporary holding cells (chain link fences) have been installed into the Morton County Correctional Center and are used for "mass arrest" situations only", the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCR) said in a statement, adding that the "holding cells" were 10 feet by 14 feet.
As demonstrations continue, so have clashes between protesters and law enforcement.
The president called it "a challenging situation". "Eighty five days into the protests, we look forward to other federal government agencies following the Corps' spirit of providing support and assistance to law enforcement".
The president was asked about intervening in the four-state, $3.8 billion pipeline during an interview with online news outlet NowThis, an excerpt of which was aired Tuesday on MSNBC's "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell".
In response to the latest rumor / false claim circulating on social media we have the following response: The Morton County Sheriff's Department is not and does not follow Facebook check-ins for the protest camp or any location.
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Members of the Standing Rock Sioux have demonstrated against the pipeline for months, saying they fear it could harm drinking water and construction could damage sacred sites.
"I want to make sure that as everybody is exercising their constitutional rights to be heard, that both sides are refraining from situations that might result in people being hurt".
People on the ground said women and children were being evacuated from the protest camps, multiple people had already been maced, and police had fired rubber bullets, injuring at least one person. About 140 people were arrested on the property last week in a law enforcement operation that cleared the encampment that protesters had established on the land. The company and regulators say the pipeline, which is almost complete in North Dakota, is safe and will not disrupt cultural sites.
King says her native roots have inspired her to action and to speak out against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Tribal officials said in September they had identified cultural artifacts on private land along the route.
Environmental group 350.org urged Obama to reject the federal permit for the entire project due to the risk to water supplies and the climate.