November 2016, Vol. 243, No. 11

Editor's Notebook

Dakota Access Pipeline Protests: Not So Peaceful

On the weekend of Oct. 15-16, criminals using the guise of “peaceful protesters” again torched millions of dollars of equipment involved in the multi-state Dakota Pipeline construction. This time the crime took place is Reasnor, IA, along the construction route. In early September the criminals destroyed millions more in heavy equipment at a site in North Dakota, which has been the focal point of the illogic protest against the permitted pipeline. One may ask why the equipment wasn’t better protected. One might ask why the lead developer, Energy Transfer Partners, wasn’t better prepared for  potential opposition. Maybe billionaire CEO Kelcy Warren should have visited those along the pipeli

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