- The Dakota Access pipeline has already leaked 84 gallons of oil, mere months after Native American protesters warned about the dangers of such a spill.
- The leak sprung at a pump station north of Crandon, South Dakota, on April 4, the local Aberdeen News reported Wednesday.
- “This spill serves as a reminder that it is not a matter of if a pipeline spills, it’s a matter of when a pipeline spills,” Dallas Goldtooth, a campaigner with the Indigenous Environmental Network, said in a statement.
- State officials said the leak was contained and cleaned up quickly, according to the Guardian, and NBC News reported that the runoff stayed within a designated containment area.
- But the incident serves as a dire reminder of how valid indigenous-led protests have been this past year. Read more (5/11/17)