Trump took Obama’s ban on the construction of the pipeline through an Indian reservation in North Dakota

The US President Donald trump on Tuesday, January 24 signed a decree on the construction of the pipeline «Dakota access pipeline», which will pass through the territory of an Indian reservation Standing Rock (North Dakota).

Predecessor trump Barack Obama at the time, froze the proposed project and advised to find a new route for the pipeline, reports «Interfax-Ukraine».

The decision to search for a new path for the pipeline was made by the Obama administration in connection with the mass protests by Indians and environmentalists, who argued that the supply of oil by pipeline across the Mississippi river and threatens drinking water supplies Sioux residing on the reservation, Standing Rock.

The pipeline project length 1185 km from North Dakota to Illinois is estimated at 3.7 billion dollars. The main part of this pipeline already built. On the border of North Dakota and Minnesota, the pipeline must cross the Mississippi river, which was the cause of conflict between builders with the residents of the local Sioux reservation.

Recall that in December 2009, the American Indians won a major victory over the US administration in a dispute that lasted more than a century. The government decided to pay them $ 3.4 billion in compensation for a wrong distribution of income received from development lands that Indian tribes consider their own. Obama called the agreement «an important step in the direction of reconciliation between Indians and the Federal government.»




Trump took Obama’s ban on the construction of the pipeline through an Indian reservation in North Dakota 25.01.2017

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