Statement from Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Report of Oil Spill From Dakota Access Pipeline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2017

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Jodi Gillette, JGillette@SONOSKY.COM

‘It’s more important than ever for the court to step in and halt additional accidents before they happen’

The following is a statement from Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Archambault II in response to reports of an oil spill from the Dakota Access pipeline along its South Dakota leg:

“The Dakota Access pipeline has not yet started shipping the proposed half million barrels of oil per day and we are already seeing confirmed reports of oil spills from the pipeline. This is what we have said all along: oil pipelines leak and spill. Our lawsuit challenging this dangerous project is ongoing and it’s more important than ever for the court to step in and halt additional accidents before they happen – not just for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and our resources but for the 17 million people whose drinking water is at risk.”