Standing Rock victory in North Dakota as US Army Corps of Engineers revokes pipeline permits
(NaturalNews) After months of increasingly passionate protests against the planned oil pipeline that could have threatened the aquifers of the Sioux tribe, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reversed its permit approval. This means Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners LP, owner of the Dakota Access Pipeline, will need to explore a different route for the pipeline.
The decision is a notable victory for Sioux tribes and the thousands of protesters who stood up to what many observers described as a “military police state” of government action against them.
“The Army will not grant an easement to cross Lake Oahe at the proposed location based on the current record,” stated the US Army, reported by Reuters… [read more]