EAGLE BUTTE, SOUTH DAKOTA — Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier released the following statement in reaction to the Dakota Access pipeline spill that happened in South Dakota in April: “Just a couple of weeks ago Dakota Access Pipeline had a failure that resulted in an oil spill in Spink County, South Dakota.Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier in Washington after White House Tribal Nations Conference.
Native News Online photo by Levi RickertThis pipeline was promised to be so safe that the possibility of an oil leak was astronomical. This makes me wonder if the people who built this pipeline looks upon the same stars or live on the same planet. Not only are their astronomical predictions wrong but they have so very little concern for this planet that it cannot be the same one in which we reside.
Energy Transfer Partners is the company that is bringing this dangerous pipeline to our territory and has spilled millions of gallons of contaminated material into an area which is supposed to be protected from just kind of pollution in the state of Ohio. This caused them to be shut down in the whole state of Ohio!
Te spill here in South Dakota happened on a portion of pipeline that could be easily spotted because it was above ground. The fact that this pipeline is not even in operation and is already registering spills has me worried about the safety of pipeline.