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  • Pipeline Safer, Less Likely to Hurt Environment

    The opposition to the Dakota pipeline is largely due to the desire to stop the use of fossil fuels, possible spills, and the proximity of the pipeline to sacred lands. I believe that the pipeline path should be made to avoid going through sacred lands. This would make it neither good nor bad. On balance, the use of a pipeline produces less pollution than trucking the oil as no fossil fuel is burned in the transportation. Also, spill are extremely rare. When they do occur, the amount of oil leaked is very small and they are repaired quickly.

  • I will never support this:

    Even if DAPL creates more construction jobs, they will be eliminated just as fast as soon as the project is finished. The gas we save by not using trucks anymore will just be overcompensated by the OIL that the pipeline is transporting. The pipeline goes through sacred Native grounds. One site has already been demolished. This is their land, not DAPL's. These poor people who are protecting their water get shot at with rubber bullets, water cannons, and even snipers. They are pepper sprayed, beaten with batons, hurt unnecessarily, and police set their dogs on them. Not to mention the river is a major water source for drinking and farming. If it leaks, all of the water will be unusable, especially because of the fast-moving current in the river. DAPL can quit being white supremacists and go make their pipeline somewhere else, not pick on the Natives(who just happened to be here before anyone else).

  • Never will I support this:

    Even if DAPL creates more construction jobs, they will be eliminated just as fast as soon as the project is finished. The gas we save by not using trucks anymore will just be overcompensated by the OIL that the pipeline is transporting. The pipeline goes through sacred Native grounds. One site has already been demolished. This is their land, not DAPL's. These poor people who are protecting their water get shot at with rubber bullets, water cannons, and even snipers. They are pepper sprayed, beaten with batons, hurt unnecessarily, and police set their dogs on them. Not to mention the river is a major water source for drinking and farming. If it leaks, all of the water will be unusable, especially because of the fast-moving current in the river. DAPL can quit being white supremacists and go make their pipeline somewhere else, not pick on the Natives(who just happened to be here before anyone else).

  • No it is not.

    The Dakota Access Pipeline is not a good thing, and this is why so many people are protesting against it. The pipeline goes across rivers and water sources. When it breaks, as ultimately pipelines do, it will cause devastating damage to the ecosystems it crosses. Water will be polluted, causing dangerous conditions for people and animals. It should not be built.

  • It is problematic in a number of ways.

    The United States should not be building the infrastructure for more fossil fuel orientated energy programs at a time when the country is already missing its targets for carbon reduction. Instead, this money should be invested in finding and constructing the infrastructure for cleaner alternatives to fossil fuels. In addition to this, the pipeline will run through Sioux territory and has not been approved by the Native Americans who live in this area. Their rights should be respected.

  • Pipeline will be expensive and invasive

    I think the Dakota Access Pipeline overall will not be a good thing. The pipeline will create some temporary jobs, but that contract labor will go back to being unemployed when the project is done. The pipeline will also eliminate other jobs like truck drivers and train operators who were previously working to move the oil across the country. The pipeline will also be invasive and will most likely result in people losing their homes. The project is expensive and will cause people to be forced to move and find new jobs.


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