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This is a victory for indigenous rights and for the environment. It shows that it is possible to win over oil companies that put profits over the environment and human health, ” says Frode Pleym, the leader of Greenpeace Norway.
the Future of the controversial Dakota Access oljerørledningen has been put in doubt after a federal court in Washington DC on Wednesday struck down the permits and ordered a comprehensive miljøgjennomgang, writes The Guardian.
URFOLKSKAMP: American indigenous peoples and environmental activists from many other countries have fought hard to stop the development of the DAPL.
Photo: Wolves, Matthew Kemp / © Greenpeace
The american hærkorpset of engineers was ordered to carry out a full declaration of environmental impact, after that the court in Washington ruled that the existing permits violates the national environmental policy act.
the Court points out that too many questions remain unanswered. Criticism from experts on systems to detect leaks, sikkerhetsregister for carriers, adverse weather conditions and possible emissions have not been answered. Therefore, the approval is controversial, writes Aljazeera.
This ruling is incredibly important because the court has chosen to hear the objections from the urfolkene in the united STATES, the Native Americans. At the same time, it is a slap in the face to the strong oil industry and president Donald Trump, says Pleym to NRK.
the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is an 1825 mile long, underground oil pipeline which runs from North Dakota, through South Dakota and Iowa, to southern Illinois in the united STATES.
the Pipeline has transported oil already in three years, informs The New York Times.
Oljerørledningen called “The Black Snake” of the urfolkene living in North Dakota, and they have objected to the project since april 2016.
– Miljøgjennomgangen can take a long time. The interesting thing is also that the situation in the world economy can lead to the entire project in the long term skrinlegges, think Pleym.
the Sioux-the people of the Standing Rock reserve in North Dakota fear the possible leaks from the pipeline will threaten their culture, livelihood and drikkevannskilde in the Missouri river.
NO TO FOSSIL ENERGY: the head of the IEA, Fatih Birol, that the world should go to renewable energy.
Photo: Michel Euler/Ap
The international energy agency (IEA) asked recently, all governments in the world to use oljeprisfallet in connection with the koronakrisen to remove subsidies of fossil fuels.
– We must not allow the current crisis comes in the way to cope with today’s great challenge: the transition to clean energy, warns the head of the IEA, Fatih Birol.
The Norwegian people owned per 1. march 2018 through its oil wealth over nok 11 billion in shares in the disputed oljerørledningen Dakota Access.
Big pension fund, kapitalforvaltningsselskaper and organizations wrote already in 2017 under a petition in which they asked big investors to sell out of the DAPL.
its oil wealth IS a part-owner: The Norwegian people is through its oil wealth-licensees in the Dakota Access oljerørledningen.
More than 120 investors with over $ 650 billion in investments in banks who finance “The Black Snake” were on the petition. Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Suntrust Bank and BNP Paribas are among the 17 banks that supported the measure.
– We expect that no Norwegian investors and no banks supports this project. The decision from the criminal justice system in the united STATES provides no legitimacy for such investments, says Frode Pleym of Greenpeace.
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