Monday, December 5, 2016

Dakota Access STOPS at Standing Rock (video)

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In a historic win for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota and the environment, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied Energy Transfer Partners  Corporation, the company behind the pipeline, a permit to drill underneath Lake Oahe on the Missouri River -- officially halting construction on the Dakota Access pipeline.

S4 standing rock protectorsThe project has faced months of resistance from the Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota, members of more than 200 indigenous nations from across the Americas and thousands of their non-Native allies -- all concerned the pipeline’s construction will destroy sacred Sioux sites and that a pipeline leak could contaminate the Missouri River, which serves as a water supply for millions. We get reaction from Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II. More

The outgoing, lame duck Obama Administration just announced that the Army Corps of Engineers has denied the final permit needed by Dakota Access to complete construction of the pipeline.

The corporation, Energy Transfer Partners, says they don't need no stinking permit and are moving forward like this never happened.

Obama also ordered a "review" of the route and a full EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) be conducted if the company still intends to move forward with the project -- and with Trump's help, they do.

In the meantime, this is a major victory for the Indigenous-led Water Protectors at Standing Rock and all allies who will continue to stand with them to fight this oil pipeline that is trampling sovereign rights, abusing eminent domain for private gain, and threatening our land, water, and climate. [A pipeline like this easily gets thousands of leaks a year, and a major catastrophic spill is always a danger.]
Thanks for continuing to stand with us.

- Jane Kleeb and the Bold Alliance team and Wisdom Quarterly
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Dn in the newsOn Sunday, before the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied the Dakota Access pipeline company a permit to drill underneath the Missouri River, Amy Goodman spoke with media correspondent Brian Stelter on CNN’s "Reliable Sources" about covering months of resistance by Native Americans and their allies against the $3.8 billion pipeline. 
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