This comes as Bloomberg News reports oil is slated to begin flowing through the Dakota Access pipeline on May 14. The pipeline faced months of resistance from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, hundreds of other indigenous nations and their allies over concerns a pipeline spill could contaminate the Missouri River, a drinking source for millions. The North Dakota Department of Health says there have been more than 700 oil and gas-related spills in the last year alone in North Dakota—or a spill every 11 hours and 45 minutes, on average.
Bloomberg: Oil to Begin Flowing Through Dakota Access Pipeline on May 14
HeadlineMay 10, 2017