Neil Young wants Obama to end 'violence' at pipeline protest

  • Neil Young wants Obama to end 'violence' at pipeline protest

Neil Young wants Obama to end 'violence' at pipeline protest

In this Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 photo, Blackhorse Shasta, of OR, chops wood on the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access pipeline near Cannon Ball, N.D.

"I have a little Coleman", Braun said.

The pipeline was originally slated to lie north of Bismarck, North Dakota, in an area that did not cross Native American reservations. "We have to protect this location", they said. What they won't stand for is the multi-billion-dollar Dakota Access pipeline project desecrating their land, reports CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller.

A North Dakota sheriff on Monday dismissed a deadline from the Army Corps of Engineers as a meaningless move aimed only at reducing the government's legal responsibility for hundreds of demonstrators.

The Standing Rock Sioux, whose reservation straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border, are suing federal regulators for approving the pipeline.

The Army Corps, citing safety concerns, has ordered the evacuation of the primary protest camp by December 5, but said it would not forcibly remove people from the land. The order includes the encampment called Oceti Sakowin, or Seven Council Fires camp.

The largest request is from the North Dakota Highway Patrol, for almost $2.27 million in additional spending authority for its operations in responding to protesters. Since the statement's release, however, officials have backtracked, saying they have no plans to forcibly remove those who stay. Violators could be prosecuted for trespassing.

"When you put out a pronouncement that people must leave your land by a certain date, I think you take on a responsibility to somehow bring that about", Dalrymple said. North Dakota officials contend that the Corps should not allow people to be on the land without a permit.

But later on Monday, Dalrymple issued his own "mandatory evacuation" for the camp "to safeguard against harsh winter conditions". Amber Balken, a Guard spokeswoman, said the mission - providing support for law enforcement - won't change.

The 1,172-mile pipeline project, owned by Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners LP, is mostly complete except for a segment planned to run under Lake Oahe, a reservoir formed by a dam on the Missouri River.

The chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe said because of the closure, emergency services can't get through, and that's a liability in itself.

Fewer than 8 percent of the protesters who have been arrested are from North Dakota, according to data from the Morton County Sheriff's Office.

"It's useless for local and state law enforcement, and the order from the Corps is self-serving and amounts to them limiting their liability", Schulz said.

Energy transfer partners said their more than 1,100-mile pipeline spanning from North Dakota to IL does not cross the Standing Rock Indian Reservation at any point. "Of course", said Warren, who donated $3,000 to Trump's campaign, plus $100,000 to a committee supporting Trump's candidacy and $66,800 to the Republican National Committee.

LaDonna Bravebull Allard, founder of the Sacred Stone Camp, where pipeline opponents began camping last April, said in a news conference late Monday that she was told the state would not plow roads to the protest camps.

Jack Dalrymple said he signed an emergency evacuation order to clear Dakota Access Pipeline protesters from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers territory.

"That's what I'm hoping, or at least cut the number of them", he added.