Dakota Access Pipeline Halted - For Now - But Trump May Change That Soon
After months of prostests and vigils and people coming from all over to stand with the Native Americans, the Army announced Sunday that it has denied the final easement required for the $3.8 billion project to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota. Instead, it will conduct an Environmental Impact Statement to examine the impacts and explore alternative routes, it said.
More than 3,000 veterans had converged at the Standing Rock camp to support the Sioux in their ongoing opposition to the building of a $3.7 billion pipeline that would cross through disputed land managed by the Army Corps of Engineers. Wood said, upon learning of the move:
Some celebrities who were involved with the protests posted vidoes and photos all over social media:
But is the fight truly over?
President-elect Donald Trump is IN FAVOR of the pipeline. He also has STOCK in ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS - the company responsible for the pipeline's contruction.
A fact that social media is very well awar of.
So yeah, the fight's still NOT over.