Department of Justice says it will announce a “path forward” on DAPL

Statement
Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II

“Today, the Department of Justice announced in federal court that it will be announcing the next steps on a “path forward” for the Dakota Access Pipeline crossing at Lake Oahe.

The only possible path forward for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is a decision that denies the easement or subjects it to a full environmental impact statement and tribal consultation. The only urgency here arises from DAPL’s reckless decision to build to either site of the Missouri River without a permit. It even continued construction when the U.S. Government asked it to voluntarily stop.

We thank all of the people around the world that have joined us in urging President Obama to do the right thing. We ask everyone to join us in peaceful and prayerful opposition as we await this important decision.”

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