“ Originally, the pipeline was supposed to cross the Missouri near Bismarck, but authorities worried that an oil spill there would have wrecked the state capital’s drinking water. So they moved the crossing to half a mile from the reservation, across land that was taken from the tribe in 1958, without their consent. The tribe says the government hasn’t done the required consultation with them — if it had, it would have learned that building the pipeline there would require digging up sacred spots and old burial grounds.”
God damnit, the commentators on this are either paid shills or haven’t done enough reading.
If it’s not safe enough for one group of people, it’s not safe enough to go through peoples fucking burial grounds.