February 8, 2017 3:56 AM EST - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced on Feb. 7 that it will grant the final permit needed to finish construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe in North Dakota. The project has been intensely protested by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and environmental activists. (Reuters)I wasn't a big Trump fan, but between his cabinet and other agency appointees and getting this going again, I could become a fan. Who cares if he tweets?
Of course, that's not going to stop the usual suspects from going on with their violence: The Latest: Dakota Access protests held around the country
Opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline are protesting around the country in response to the Army saying it will clear the way for completion of the disputed $3.8 billion project to carry North Dakota oil to Illinois.Protest all you want, but break the law, or commit violence especially, and you should go to jail. And Jeff Sessions might just be the Attorney General to do it.
Protesters posted an online list of nearly 50 events nationwide. There are large rallies, including one outside the White House, and smaller efforts, such as one in Des Moines, Iowa.
A group of protesters in Chicago targeted a bank. Another group went to an Army Corps of Engineers office in New York City, but protesters were asked to leave when they started filming without a permit.
Several people were arrested for blocking public access to a federal building in San Francisco.
Now, onto the Keystone.