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Thu Apr 27, 2017, 11:36 AM

Feds Say Too Dangerous To Share Dakota Access Oil Spill Report; "could endanger lives"

Feds Say It’s Too Dangerous To Share Dakota Access Oil Spill Report
The Army Corps claims the information “could endanger people’s lives” if misused.

A federal agency won’t release a study about the potential effects of a Dakota Access Pipeline oil spill because it claims information in the report could put lives at risk.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers made the claim while rejecting a Freedom of Information Act request from MuckRock, a journalism website that collects and publishes government documents.

MuckRock’s co-founder Michael Morisy had requested in March a copy of an Army Corps environmental assessment that looked at the possible impact of a pipeline leak on Lake Oahe in North Dakota.

“The referenced document contains information related to sensitive infrastructure that if misused could endanger people’s lives and property,” said Army Corps lawyer Damon Roberts in a denial letter that MuckRock published Tuesday.

Rather than editing out sensitive details, Roberts withheld all materials related to the request.

“I understand exempting some details, but knowing the impact of a natural disaster should be public,” Morisy told HuffPost. “I was very disappointed.”

MuckRock plans to appeal the Army Corps’ decision, Morisy said.

More, with video:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dakota-access-oil-spill-report-withheld_us_5901297ee4b0026db1ddfd08?section=us_politics

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librechik Apr 2017 #1
procon Apr 2017 #2
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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Apr 27, 2017, 11:41 AM

1. which lives?

The People may want to take Second Amendment Remedies once they realize how they're being fooled. But it's these obfuscating corrupt officials who should be penalized.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Apr 27, 2017, 12:01 PM

2. Right. We should all just shut our eyes, stick our fingers in our ears, and

go hide under the to avoid the stress of any bad news. If we can't even handle the Dakota Access Oil Spill Report, we certainly don't want to know about bad stuff like an impending hurricane or expected tornado, and don't even tell me about an outbreak of food poisoning or another flu scare. Nope, don't bother warning us about oil leaks or contaminated water and soil. Americans can't handle it!

Just let the corporations do what they want and stop telling people that's bad ju-ju, we are to timid and delicate to be exposed to more bad news. We might even cry, so we need the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to give us tissues, not troublesome facts the make some fine CEO or the gov't look complicit... or is that a normal cover up?

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Response to procon (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 27, 2017, 12:25 PM

3. +1

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