|The Pipeline Route|
Lots Of Farms, Livestock And People Along The Way
(map from www.energytransfer)
And not only will they not willingly provide the info, they'll "resist vigorously" a Sioux Falls lawyer's "request" to see those policies. I mean, is this nuts or is this nuts? Dakota Access wants us to approve plans for a pipeline that will enter South Dakota through Campbell County in north central SD and exit through Lincoln County to the extreme southeast--we're talking hundreds of miles--without so much as a cursory glance at the company's insurance policies? And the grounds upon which company officials are rejecting the request? The documents are "very sensitive."
Well excuuuuuse us! Really, Dakota Access, we didn't mean to pry. We understand that you're sensitive, that you've got "solid reasons" for withholding the documents, that you're "not just
|Company Officials Grilled In Sioux Falls Last Winter|
Good Luck Putting These Folks Off, Dakota Access
(photo from www.argusleader.com)
Transparency is obviously an irrelevant aspect of this application process from your perspective, Dakota Access, but that makes it no less mandatory a requirement before we residents of South Dakota give you permission to move ahead. My only quibble with the dialogue surrounding the story is the use of the word "request." I think it should be changed to "demand."