Once again, the left proves that thuggishness wins. If enough activists converge on one spot, whine loudly enough, spread enough misinformation and generally make a nuisance of themselves, they get what they want.
We’ve seen this happen since the 1960s. These tactics rarely fail, because people still believe in the romantic myth of the non-violent protester, not realizing that today’s activists are hardly Gandhi or Martin Luther King.
At a time when Americans need jobs and a way out of relying on foreign OPEC oil, a vital step in that direction has been shut down:
After months of protests by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North Dakota, among others, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today effectively shut down the project by refusing to approve the last remaining permit required to complete a segment running under Lake Oahe. (…)
As we noted a few days ago, Trump has expressed support for the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline though his support has been complicated by his personal investments in Energy Transfer Partners. Maybe it’s the cynic in us, but we find it curious that, after sitting silent on this issue for months, the Obama administration, with just a few weeks left in office, would now decide to take definitive action on this issue…just a little parting gift for Trump.
Indeed, Donald Trump has been very vocal about opening up America’s vast energy reserves. It’s unlikely that this is the last we’ve heard of this project. Wait until after Trump’s inauguration and see where this project stands.
Source: Zero Hedge