October 2016: Arson Causes $2 Million in Damage to Dakota Access Pipeline
Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of October 2016.
1. Police Kill Black Man in L.A. 2. FBI Announces Arrest of NSA Spy 3. FCC Fines Comcast 4. Arson Causes $2 Million in Damage to Dakota Access Pipeline 5. School Shooting in San Francisco 6. Hackers Cause Internet Blackout 7. AT&T Offers to Buy Time Warner 8. Chicago Cubs Are National League Champs 9. U.S. Judge Approves Volkswagen Deal 10. Dakota Access Pipeline: 141 Arrested 11. Oklahoma Fugitive Killed in Shootout with Police
- Arson Causes $2 Million in Damage to Dakota Access Pipeline
- On Oct. 15, 2016, the Dakota Access Pipeline suffers $2 million in damages after construction equipment is intentionally set on fire. It is thought to be the work of angry protesters, who set fire to other construction equipment back in August in the same town of Reasnor, Iowa. The $3.7 billion dollar pipeline plan is set to bring oil from North Dakota to the U.S. Gulf Coast. But there have been months of protests by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and environmental activists who are concerned with protecting water supply and sacred sites.
- Photo source: AP Photo/James MacPherson