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A company owned by the Forth Berthold Indian Reservation MHA is currently drilling a pipeline, upstream of Standing Rock, to transport 180,000 barrels of oil per day under the Missouri River. No one is protesting that pipeline.

The Native American tribes of North Dakota have shared in the state's oil boom. Native Americans themselves are already drilling and installing an oil pipeline under the Missouri river upstream of Standing Rock.

  Here’s an article from 2014 detailing how oil production on the reservation rivals that of most US states. The article also details the tribe’s plan to build a $450 million dollar oil refinery. The tribe also makes a helluva lot of money off of oil production: North Dakota tribes’ oil output rivals US states.
"Tex Hall, chairman of the Three Affiliated Tribes — Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara — said the more than 1,000 wells in the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation produce in excess of 180,000 barrels of oil a day. Compared directly with state production, that puts them among the top 10 oil producers in the nation.Hall did not say how much money the tribes have made from the oil production, but North Dakota state Tax Department records show that the tribe received $131.8 million in fiscal 2013 as its share of revenue under an agreement with the state."
The hypocrisy here is hard to comprehend.  Lets look at the route:
GOOGLE EARTH shows the Phillips 66 rail facility at Palermo, and all the pipe they have stacked up to finish building the pipeline:
Below is the Dakota Access Pipeline Route (and if you hadn’t noticed, the DAPL already crosses the Missouri river right by the Montana Border, South of Williston.

Not a single concern over culturally significant sacred sites. Not a single concern about water quality. Not a single protester. Not a single “water protector”. Not a single environmental activists.


Just to reiterate, The hypocrisy here is hard to comprehend.