|Small victory for the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.|
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers blocked the Dakota Access Pipeline. It is a small victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The decision essentially halts the construction of the 1,172-mile oil pipeline about a half a mile south of the reservation.
This has been a huge story that's been ignored by the junk food media. It was brutal for the people who were there protesting the oil pipeline. The state's governor and county sheriff were using force to move the protesters.
The Army Corps says it intends to issue an Environmental Impact Statement with "full public input and analysis."
Now it's giving Energy Transfer Partners a grace period to find an alternative route that doesn't impact the land or water supply.
This decision halts the construction and it's a huge victory for the protesters.
|Energy Transfer Partner's proposed route cuts through Wide River and Standing Rock.|
Sunday's announcement comes nearly three months after the Corps said that it would review the project and engage in further talks with the Standing Rock Sioux to hear the tribe's concerns.
Energy Transfer Partners said that the Army Corps granted approval for the reservoir crossing in July.
Dave Archambault II, the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, thanks the Obama administration for what he called a historic decision. At the same time, he asked the chief executive of the Energy Transfer, the governor of North Dakota and the incoming asshole to respect the decision.