Standing Rock’s Engagement in the Dakota Access Pipeline
Critical motion charges Trump administration circumvents law and ignores treaty rights
by Bill McKibbon The Trump Administration is breaking with tradition on so many fronts—renting out the family hotel to foreign diplomats, say, or imposing travel restrictions on the adherents of disfavored religions—that it seems noteworthy when it exhibits some continuity with American custom. And so let us focus for a moment, before the President’s next disorienting tweet,… Read more »
The Trump administration may have announced termination of the EIS, but that will not go unchallenged.
Trump memorandum seeks to expedite permitting of oil pipeline opposed by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, breaks the government’s legal obligations to tribal nations
President Donald Trump’s statements that he hasn’t heard any opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline reflect a distorted sense of reality given the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s opposition inspired a global movement against the pipeline, tribal leaders say.
Cannon Ball, N.D. — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe today said it is undaunted in its commitment to challenge an easement announcement by the U.S. Department of the Army for the Dakota Access Pipeline. “The drinking water of millions of Americans is now at risk. We are a sovereign nation and we will fight to… Read more »
We must stand together against actions and policies that unlawfully discriminate and hurt sovereign nations and Native Americans.
Cannon Ball, N.D. — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will vigorously pursue legal action to ensure the environmental impact statement order issued late last year is followed so the pipeline process is legal, fair and accurate. We are not surprised to see North Dakota’s U.S. Sen. John Hoeven issued a statement prematurely championing Trump directives… Read more »