Wasn’t the great benefit of North Dakota oil supposed to be that it was bloodless?
If it wasn’t enough that it maimed and killed countless workers and left untold poison in our wells and waters, now our state is in the business of shredding limbs in an ostentatious display of corporate welfare. Or should we now say warfare? What else can an armed repression of this scale be called?
Governor Burgum has a responsibility to end the Dalrymple era of total corruption in the service of the oil industry. Doug doesn’t even have to say no – just make one key tweak: Reroute this pipe down the Main Avenue Bridge in Bismarck, where anyone can see if it leaks right away.
Not one more soul should be put at risk for the mere expediency of an engineering project.