Celebrations at Standing Rock After US Army Decision Halts Work on Dakota Access Pipeline

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 2017Updated: January 14, 201712 views
Published: January 13, 2017Updated: January 14, 2017

Dakota Access Pipeline protesters and members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe rejoiced in celebration after the US army denied the permit for drilling under the Missouri River on Sunday, December 4.

In a <a href="https://www.army.mil/article/179095/army_will_not_grant_easement_for_dakota_access_pipeline_crossing" target="_blank">statement</a> posted 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 statement.

The videos show protesters hugging and celebrating along with fireworks at Standing Rock.

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