If you care about women or the environment, you’ll hate what might have happened in Iowa

Grist

As if you needed any more reason to believe that oil companies might not be the most moral players in the modern economy, Dakota Access LLC allegedly offered an southeast Iowa landowner the services of a “$1,200 teenage prostitute” in exchange for letting the company run a pipeline through his yard. Can we all — regardless of political stance on whether oil strengthens the economy or whatever — officially agree that that is just not OK? Yes? Good!

Here’s more from local radio station KCRG:

Hughie Tweedy of rural Montrose told reporters Monday that a regional representative of Dakota Access LLC on three separate occasions offered “the sexual services of a woman” if Tweedy would allow the pipeline to run through his property.

The giant Dakota Access Pipeline would run 1,134 miles, carrying 450,000 barrels of crude oil per day from the Bakken region of North Dakota to Pakota, Ill., and will cost…

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