North Dakota Governor Signs Executive Order Evicting Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters

Tyler Durden's picture

After nearly a year since the first protest camp sprung up in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline, it looks as if the Governor of North Dakota, Doug Burgum, has finally had enough and has signed an executive order demanding that protesters evacuate by February 22nd.


Ironically, environmental damage caused by the protesters, including "months of accumulated debris, and human waste generated by the populations that have occupied the aforementioned areas," and the resulting risk posed to the waters of the Missouri River was cited by the Governor as the primary reason for the eviction notice.  Per the Executive Order:

WHEREAS, large populations have ignored the November 28, 2016 evacuation order detailed in Governor's Executive Order 2016-08 and the separate eviction order issued by the United States Army Corps of Engineers on November 25, 2016.  These populations continue to unlawfully occupy and reside in flood-prone areas...


WHEREAS, months of accumulated debris, including human waste generated by the populations that have occupied the aforementioned areas of Morton and Sioux Counties pose a significant and increasing environment threat to the waters of the Missouri River if cleanup and removal efforts are not quickly accelerated and completed before flooding begins...


WHEREAS, the presence of accumulated waste, abandoned vehicles and unlawful temporary and permanent dwelling structures in this flood-prone area has created significant health and public safety risks as well as environment hazards, even absent imminent flooding...


All persons occupying or residing in the evacuation area are ordered to leave the area no later than 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22,2017.

The full Executive Order can be read here:


Of course, this executive order comes after the US Army Corps said in a court filing earlier this month that it had granted the final easement needed to finish the controversial pipeline. The easement was needed for Energy Transfer Partners to complete work on the last pipeline portion located under Lake Oahe.

And for those of you not familiar with this ongoing saga, the 1,172-mile Dakota Access Pipeline will bring crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken shale region to Patoka, Illinois, and from there connect to the Gulf of Mexico, where many U.S. refineries are located.


Finally, here is a compilation video of protesters efforts to disrupt the pipeline over the past several was a valiant effort.

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Handful of Dust's picture

Jerry Brown penned a letter to Gov of North Dakota requesting that no smelt be harmed while evicting the protesters.

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

OH DEAR LORD!!!! Those BASTARDS!!!! Those heartless, eco-nazi bastards!!! They crucified a poor pink teddy bear to a post!!!! Kill them! KILL THEM ALL!!!!! /s

Okay, I'm better now...

Delving Eye's picture

There's a virtual spidervein of pipelines already running through that whole area. What's one more except fodder for a bunch of libtards to protest?

Ms No's picture

They also leak all the time.  You should see the old ones when they are pulled out of the ground.  We all know we need oil and pipelines are safer.  That's not the point.  They are screwing with the wrong people and they went about this all wrong.  They tried to ramrod it through half-assed because they wanted to avoid responsibility to the public, land rights and everything else.  All they care about is their own interests, they push all other interests aside and that should piss everybody off. 

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xythras (not verified) Ms No Feb 16, 2017 8:11 PM

Twitter shills work hard behind the scenes planning an "American Spring"

Twitter CEO Warns Trends Suggest an Arab Spring Type Event to Take Place in US

1. Ever wonder where does Twitter get the $ ?

2. In 2014 Twitter tried to launch a Cuban twitter to foment revolt against Castro (WaPo 2014: USAID effort to undermine Cuban government with fake ‘Twitter’)

1+2 =looks like Twitter is Deep State funded.

svayambhu108's picture

Fuck trump he is Narcissus same as obama, Nero and Caligula, the US is fucked, sorry folks, Americans, nice working people.
ZH began in 2009 and remember that Obama had mixed votes at the beginning the it steadly went down.


Color me shocked.

Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, every other social media site, your fucking phone - it all belongs to the Deep State. 

Picture a trussed up pig, apple in mouth, in the roasting pan, going into the oven.

That - is everyone except for the Elites. And, some of them get cooked soon too.  

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mind reset (not verified) SILVERGEDDON Feb 17, 2017 6:10 AM

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do...

Delving Eye's picture

I stand corrected. And I learned something from your post. Thank you!


True that - if they tried putting that fucking pipeline by iminemt domain through some back yards in the Hamptons, there would be hell to pay.

Indians got fucked - again. Don't even look at videos of people excercising their First Amendment riught to peacefully protest getting shot with rubber bullets, pepper spray, and water cannons in sub zero weather, then being beat to shit, arrested, and charged with felony obstruction. 

You might think we already live in a police state if you do........................



The thing that really bothers me - is police, defense contractors, the National Guard, MRAPS, 40mm chain guns, 50 cals, drones, and a heavily militarized response - to some Indians and protesters out in the middle of Butt Fuck Nowhere.

The question you got to ask yourself - is - who is next ?

Practice session for anyone else who does not enjoy the heavy hand of the " We can do what we want " billionaire club ? 

" First, they came for the Indians, and nobody cared. Then, etc., etc, etc., then they came for me. By then, it was too late........................." 

a Smudge by any other name's picture

Indeed. Part of Seattle's prophecy was that dominant culture would one day turn and feed on itself. The point was made more recently by Russell Means: "you are the new indians". The point isn't about finger pointing it's about your culture and substance being hollowed out. Just as happened to us and by the very same forces.

Potato Farmer's picture

I wonder how many of those protestors drove to the protest site with their vehicles that run on gasoline?

LawsofPhysics's picture

Well, I for one miss smelt fishing.

847328_3527's picture

It smelt fishy to me so I'm not commenting on the pipeline until Sheen and Streep tell me what to think.

LetThemEatRand's picture

While I have mixed feelings about the pipeline and especially the military response, I have to admit the governor was brilliant on this one.  Kick them out over environmental concerns.  +1.

Escrava Isaura's picture

But, the libertarians here are going to be outrage by such government act against its own people. Just wait. You’ll see.


LetThemEatRand's picture

Yes, this pipeline issue has certainly exposed some faux-libertarians.   There were plenty of farmers and other landowners whose land was taken to make it happen.  It literally could not be done without government force.  Not to mention the militarized police response to protesters.



LawsofPhysics's picture

Anyone still there has nothing to lose, and a warm place to stay and three squares to gain.  I know, the truth is treason...

Escrava Isaura's picture

this exposed some faux-libertarians.

Some? Libertarianism is tyrannical as any other power.

Second, everything faux is the essence of control of the public mind by the opportunists. Turn on the radio. Listen to politicians. Get an education. Turn on the internet. And you’ll realize that you are being exposed to the (opportunists) Mohawk Valley Formula.

Then, repeat these endless, and these will become a set of beliefs.


LawsofPhysics's picture

I find you (and your moniker) entertaining, because the "Brazil model" is exactly where 'merica is heading.

Dakota Kid's picture



"I am tired of fighting. Our chiefs are killed. Looking Glass is dead. Toohoolhoolzote is dead. The old men are all dead. It is the young men who say, 'Yes' or 'No.' He who led the young men [Olikut] is dead. It is cold, and we have no blankets. The little children are freezing to death. My people, some of them, have run away to the hills, and have no blankets, no food. No one knows where they are — perhaps freezing to death. I want to have time to look for my children, and see how many of them I can find. Maybe I shall find them among the dead. Hear me, my chiefs! I am tired. My heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever."

Chief Joseph never got to return to his homeland as was promised. Still, despite seeing his tribesmen die of disease and at the hands of the white man, he never gave up being the conscience of his people. He never gave up hope that one day, Native Americans would achieve freedom and equality.

In 1904 Chief Joseph died, according to his doctor, of a broken heart

Ms No's picture

I grew up with a handful of Chief Joseph's ancestors and they were all great people.  Some of them I used to fight with when I was little.  It was funny because these two brothers were fraternal twins.  One came out white and one came out Indian (their father was part white).  One looked full Indian and the other had blond hair and greenish eyes.  There features were similar.  I remember towards the end of a high school year at a party one of them broke out their hand made "peace pipe" (not really but it was designed after one) and filled it with weed.  Despite their proclivities they were actually quite deep and intellectual people.  I miss those two guys.  One went into military, not sure about the others.  Chief Joseph was a badass.

Escrava Isaura's picture

"Brazil model"

If only humanity could be this lucky. Humanity is going back to the caves, just like all the other species. Then, extinct,  just likely the previous 99.99 percent of species.

So, enjoy the current lifestyle as long as you can. Or, as much as you can extract.


orangegeek's picture

Bury a few protesters beside the pipeline - symbolic.

TheLastTrump's picture




Hippie hickory shampoos inbound.

devo's picture

So he's kicking these people out because he's worried about some poop going in the river, yet he's then approving a pipeline that will for sure pollute their water, and this after citing an unseasonably warm winter? I mean the first thing I would think after a warm winter is to build a pipeline. Irony on both sides, so you should report it.

TuPhat's picture

I decide for or against on some things based on the behavior of the protesters.  That said, build the pipeline.

NoPension's picture

A lawsuit is filed in the state of Washington. A judge reverses the duly elected Governor. The ninth circuit upholds the Washington judge, and admonishes the governor.

The news media goes on a full court press about how the rule of law must be upheld.

LawsofPhysics's picture

Or what motherfucker?  We will be given a warm place to sleep and three squares? Come get us you stupid fuck.

samuraitrader's picture

when the militarized government comes for your land you will think differently. All government promises will be broken. Human life means nothing to the USA government.


Ms No's picture

Some of these SD tribes will fight to the death over what they believe.  Many of them have very little to lose.  If push comes to shove and they kill Sioux this administration would likely be done for.  They should've moved the damn pipeline north.  Stupid.  If the Lakota (were there in large numbers) and Dakota beat the war drums most other tribes are highly likely to follow and rally behind them.  The weather is nice now.  You also will now get an epic explosion of Hollywood and general Bolshevik infiltrators to that movement now that it isn't Obama's hassle. 

It could end up a giant shitshow.  They never should have dumped that risk just north of their rez because others white communities wouldn't take it.  You don't slap those particular peoples in the face like that after the history there, including very recent history of the US government paying agents to terrorize, shoot up and steal all the funds from the Lakota.  They have been trying for decades to run them off because they have uranium that they would never consent to mine.  There is a bunch of issues there that barely a peep was ever known about outside of those no-mans land reservations.  Your opening way more wounds than just this pipeline. 

He should have made them compromise and move it.  That way everybody would've been happy, or happier.  He needed to keep righteous decisions on his side.  It's quite disappointing and rather stupid. 

zen0's picture

"Some of these SD tribes will fight to the death over what they believe."

No they won't. They are dependent on social assistance.

Ms No's picture

Your wrong.  Incase you didn't notice they already had likely the biggest encampment in modern history there even though it got down to 50 below zero.  They very likely will converge like locusts from all corners.  They'll be showing up from AZ.

BeerMe's picture

Their pride was killed a long time ago.  They won't do a thing about it.

Ms No's picture

Do you know who "they" are?  I can't trasport you there to see with your own eyes but here is a snippet of what they will be fighting.  These ones are already dead but they have relatives.

One about 54:47

Another one about 15:30.

Laugh if you want.  This is just the tip of the iceberg.  They will fight.

rockstone's picture

I know who "they" are. Very well. I've spent a lot of time up there. They shit themselves silly when the EBT cards are a minute late. Grocers bring on extra staff on that one day a month to handle the business. It's a sight and there is nothing 'proud' about it.

The only thing sadder is when the Budweiser truck rolls up. They're never late.

After that, every teen age girl is on her own. But you already know that, right? Don't pretend you don't know the teen rape stats. Usually a "step father".
Yep...we all know who "they" are. don't have a YouTube video for that. These people have barely progressed in the last 100 years. Do you know who's faul it is? It's yours. You've been coddling them like children while the Elders party on the government teet.

Ms No's picture

I agree that there is tremendous social disease there.  Just like there is tremendous social disease with Vietnam vets and the Irish for quite a few generations, and all for the same reasons.  It's called PTSD and generational trauma.  Alcoholism and violence is standard. 

This isn't all ancient history.  You likely never bothered to put yourself in their shoes and try to learn their side of history.  These men in their 40s and 50s were all sent away to schools where they were raped and abused.  Some never came back and nobody ever found out what happened to them.  They have had wars with the feds just recently around the time of wounded knee two.  There has been much going on there since as well.  These two reservations are very tight and all related.

I assure you I know a hell of a lot more about this than just videos.  I donated a huge collection to the library there.  Have you ever been to these places?  When is the last time you went to wounded knee?  That would be your biggest landmark for tribe I have been refering to.  Did you talk to anybody and ask questions?  Did you drive around to see how they live?  Or were you so sure that your government Zionist books and MSM already gave you the true story?  Maybe seeing the ones at the liquor store was enough.

rockstone's picture

It wasn't ancient history. It was last week. I was at Wounded Knee again last summer. It had been a while since I'd visited. I did some reading about the massacre and learned some things I didn't know before and was interested to go while visiting family. Again, I visit the Dakotas A LOT. Been on more than my share of Native land. It was a despicable action that should never have happened. I would like to petition our leaders in congress to revoke the medals of honor awarded as part of the coverup. A dark side of American history indeed.

My next wish is to visit the Far East. I would love to see Vietnam and perhaps visit My Lai, the sight of another American atrocity. I am particularly interested in visiting with the Vietnamese people. They seem to have put it all behind them and moved forward. Rebuilt their country and their culture and become somewhat of an unique economic success that has changed how we view communism and capitalism working together.

All while the Native American still waits on the EBT card and the Budweiser truck. They're not the only people in the world that have suffered. They just refuse to stop.

Ms No's picture

You make good points but what you don't realize is that our government never stopped targeting this particular group.  Read the other side of the story to Wounded Knee II and that terrorist Dick Wilson the spooks supported to take over the rez.  They have something that they want, bad.  Some of their suffering is their own but a whole lot wasn't.  They are targeted and much of their federal funds are stolen.  I imagine they still get their welfare checks, even that might not be for sure though.  There are things that go on there that they would never get away with anywhere else.

homebody's picture

It is not thier land - and just look at the vets - some were fooled into getting involved.

Pipelines are safer than rail transportation - idiot protesters - why not be reasonable and seek double walled pipe and monitors for fast response to problems - but no, they do not want a solution.

Ms No's picture

Oh yeah, because the Indians are so busy dictating everything that is going to happen.  It's right upstream of their water and it's a big pipeline.  Didn't anyone ever question for one minute why they picked that place of all spots?  Indians are more sensitive about that type of thing than anybody and that is well established throughout history.  They are the ones picked out to take the risk just downstream. 

And they weren't given those reservations they won them in battle.  The Sioux kicked the shit out of the US military for thirty years.  It's their land.  If we were smart we would do deals with them and benefit off their semi-sovereign status and evade our arbitrary ass government, the same government they were right about all along.

What's going to be funny is if none of us benefit off this pipeline we just take the risk and loss of property.  Then they ship it out of the country or something.  They aren't doing any of this for our benefit.  If we benefit it will be because it works out that way not because the pipeline interests give a shit.


AnonG-Man's picture

The U.S. will literally benefit from this pipeline for a total of 40 minutes and that's it.

Some of the folks around here don't truly care in the end, about as blind as the truest Hillary worshipper.  As long as they live no where near any water source that becomes contaminated with oil.  As long its not their family or children that happen to get sick.

When the pipeline burst occured in Pennsylvania, it leaked 55,000 gallons into the Susquehanna River.  And what do you know Lancaster declared that it was "safe" to drink the water.  Right, drink up.

Both Hillary and Trump are major 'fans' of fracking and pipelines, all of which is short-term, and its no secret why.  Both Trump and Hillary live no where near fracking or pipeline zones, so their concerns are also zero.  The overall objective of the government and corporations is to dig up as much as possible; any consequences be damned, any people that get sick, not their problem such as with the historic gas leak in California.

In the end, we do need oil, but it is acquired without thinking of long-term impacts.  Its about bags of cash, bottom-line.  A National Energy Plan could have been developed for A. Acquiring what Oil there is far more safely and B. Developing Smarter and Cleaner Energy in tandem.  Neither will be or would be achieved under the grand clowns of U.S. "leadership" "choices":  Trump and Hillary, selections of two failed parties and symbols of the final dysfunction of Corporate Imperial America.

NoWayJose's picture

I would feel safer with a pipeline under the river - than a railroad bridge across the river!

Whatta's picture

rub the hippies nose in the soon-to-be mud before bussing them to California.

Most of them never figured out the pipeline isn't even on indian lands, and that the pipeline parallels others already in the area.

Stupid fucktard lib protesters.

Faeriedust's picture

All the land was Indian land before European settlers stole it from them.  The Lakota were some of the last holdouts, and you damned well bet that land belongs to them, regardless of the Great White Father deciding by its own self-interested laws to declare otherwise.  It was stolen by fire and iron, and if they choose to take it back the same way, they are not the instigators of the dispute.  Read up on the concept of Just War.

We Are The Priests's picture

"Ironically, environmental damage caused by the protesters, including "months of accumulated debris, and human waste generated by the populations that have occupied the aforementioned areas," and the resulting risk posed to the waters of the Missouri River was cited by the Governor as the primary reason for the eviction notice."

So classic.  I remember when I was kid, the summer of my 16th year to be exact, I spent some time in Washington State working on my step brothers organic herb farm.  It was at that time that the environmentalists, my step brother being one of them, were all up in arms over the alleged threat to the spotted owl from clear cut logging.

I specifically remember catching my step brother on the way out of the main farm house one day.  He appeared to be in a big hurry and I asked him where he was off to.  In response, he informed me that he was going to town to head up a massive protest against one of the big local logging companies.  With that, he jumped into his 1968 diesel Volvo and drove off, blasting a huge cloud of black exhaust in is wake.

I thought to myself, "what good is saving the trees for the owls if they're just going to choke to death on your car exhaust."

That was my day of awakening to the madness, hypocrisy, and just plain stupidity of leftest environmentalists.

Whatta's picture

link to DAPL facts showing the Sioux lands are not even involved in the pipeline