Standing Rock Camp Celebrates Army Decision to Re-Route Pipeline

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 201734 views
Published: January 13, 2017

Members of the Standing Rock Sioux nation and their supporters gathered together on December 4 to celebrate the decision by the US Army to re-route the Dakota Access Pipeline.

In a <a href="https://www.army.mil/article/179095/army_will_not_grant_easement_for_dakota_access_pipeline_crossing" target="_blank">statement posted</a> on the US Army’s website, the Army Corps of Engineers denied an easement which would have allowed for the proposed pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe. The Army Corps also stated that they will look for alternative routes for the $3.8 billion project while undertaking an environmental-impact assessment.

The Standing Rock Sioux and their supporters have been <a href="https://newswire.storyful.com/collections/dakota-access-pipeline-protests_2944" target="_blank">fighting against the Dakota Access Pipeline</a> since its construction was initially re-routed away from Bismark, North Dakota, due to fears of drinking water contamination by Bismark citizens. The Standing Rock Sioux hold the same fears, and the protests have gained international attention.

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