Standing Rock Protest Rocks Dakota Pipeline Decision

Standing Rock Protest Rocks Dakota Pipeline Decision

  Date Obtained: 9/11/16    Website:    http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-north-dakota-pipeline-20160909-snap-story.html     Credits: Robyn Beck/AP

Date Obtained: 9/11/16

Website: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-north-dakota-pipeline-20160909-snap-story.html

Credits: Robyn Beck/AP

After months of violent protests by the Standing Rock Sioux and 200 other tribes, there has been a federal court ruling to suspend construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline. The nearly 1,200 mile pipeline is planned to cut across native lands and under the Missouri River, threatening burial sites and the water supply. The Standing Rock lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers has galvanized Native American tribes across the country. Tribes have felt left out of adequate consultation on projects and look towards reforms in the future. Meanwhile, the Standing Rock will continue to explore every lawful option to fight against the pipeline’s construction.

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