“… due to the proximity to Bismarck, the North Bismarck route alternative crossed through or in close proximity to several wellhead source water protection areas that are identified and avoided in order to protect areas that contribute water to municipal water supply wells… Drinking water intakes located downstream from the Missouri River and Lake Oahe crossings could be at risk if there was a release that reached these bodies of water in the vicinity of the intake structures. The Standing Rock Sioux Reservation is located south of the Lake Oahe Project Area and the majority of reservation residents depend on wells for water supply ” (Dakota Access EA, July 2016, prepared by Dakota Access itself, for the Army Corps of Engineers).
Ice conditions make oil spill cleanup difficult to impossible.
In the video below, Congressman Grijalva points out the shocking fact that Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access Pipeline route…
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