Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Diamond Pipeline foes hope to leverage sympathy for Standing Rock protests

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click to enlarge SHOVEL READY: A Facebook page opposed to the pipeline posted this photo of pipe at a staging area in Ozark near Hwy. 23. - FACEBOOK / DIAMOND PIPELINE AND JOHNSON COUNTY, AR - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
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  • SHOVEL READY: A Facebook page opposed to the pipeline posted this photo of pipe at a staging area in Ozark near Hwy. 23.

Arkansas Public Media reports
on the forward march of the Diamond Pipeline, a line being built by Plains All American that will pipe crude oil across the length of Arkansas on its route from Cushing, Okla. to a Valero refinery in Memphis. It's projected to be completed next year.

We've written before about concerns over the Diamond Pipeline's potential threat to Arkansas waterways in the River Valley and elsewhere, and the company's use of eminent domain to obtain easements from landowners.

Those opposed to the Diamond Pipeline hope to tie their fight to the struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline. That project, which activists say threatens water supplies at the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, has attracted fierce protests in a last-ditch effort to block construction.

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