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.”
Shailene was actually arrested while peacefully protesting.
Read the full statement on the Dakota Access Pipeline decision below: