11 Oct '17, 11pm

The @earthjustice attorney representing the Standing Rock Sioux explains court ruling on the #DAPL case. #noDAPL

When Energy Transfer Partners proposed a new 1,200-mile oil pipeline from the Bakken oil fields to the Midwest, it chose a route crossing the Missouri River just yards upstream from the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. The Tribe’s principled resistance to the project captured the attention of the entire world, leading to historic protests at the remote site in North Dakota. The Obama administration vindicated the Tribe’s concerns when it blocked the final permits to cross the Missouri River and promised a full environmental review that looked at the Tribe’s treaty rights as well as alternative routes. Within days of his inauguration, however, Donald Trump ordered the permits granted . The Tribe filed a lawsuit to challenge this decision, but construction was completed while the case was proceeding. In June, just weeks after pipeline operations had begun, the U.S. District ...

Full article: https://earthjustice.org/features/dakota-access-what-next

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