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Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Halted, Permit Denied

Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Halted, Permit Denied

It’s a big victory today for those protesting the highly-controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.

In a statement released by Standing Rock Sioux Tribe chairman Dave Archambault II, it has been confirmed that the Army Corps of Engineers have halted construction on the site, which jeopardizes the drinking water of the residents living there.

“Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will not be granting the easement to cross Lake Oahe for the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline,” the statement read. “Instead, the Corps will be undertaking an environmental impact statement to look at possible alternate routes.”

“The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and all of Indian Country will forever be grateful to the Obama Administration for this historic decision,” the statement continued. “We want to thank everyone who played a role in advocating for this cause.”

Tons of celebrities have been speaking up for #NoDAPL, including Shailene Woodley, Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, Kendrick Sampson, Kate Walsh, and more.

Shailene was actually arrested while peacefully protesting.

To see how celebrities reacted to the news, CLICK HERE!

Read the full statement on the Dakota Access Pipeline decision below:

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  • ola akande

    so what happens in a month when trump takes over?

  • Absurdist

    trump owns shares in this company. by the end of jan, construction will start again. you americans are truly fucked.

  • SquidBillie

    And you are truly obnoxious.

  • Absurdist

    ok, trigglypuff. have fun in trump’s regime.

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  • Anna

    This is only a small victory. Until they announce that they have successfully found another route that won’t interfere with their water supply, it’s not a complete win. Still, a victory is still a victory regardless of how small. Happy to hear the news that the protesters can finally take a break.

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