Episode 5: Dakota Access Pipeline
Dave & Nate discuss the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Water Protectors, and the Treaties of Fort Laramie, and how this ties into a larger discussion on science in society. This discussion goes into the history behind the Fort Laramie treaties and gives a more robust understanding of why they should be impacting the current discussion of the Dakota Access Pipeline. We delve into the route of the pipeline before it was moved in a southern direction, and the consequences of that move. The proposed route at first was to cross near Bismarck, North Dakota. However, the citizens there objected and the route was changed to pass through the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Lands.