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 »
Cannon Ball, N.D. — This morning, Judge Boasberg convened a status hearing with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Dakota Access, and U.S. Dept. of Justice attorneys representing the Army Corps. The judge questioned the government as to when they would have a decision in response to the President’s memorandum of January 24th. The government responded… Read more »
“Your memorandum issues these directives with the condition that these actions are carried out ‘to the extent permitted by law.’ I would like to point out that the law now requires an Environmental Impact Statement. The USACE now lacks statutory authority to issue the easement because it has committed to the EIS process. Federal law, including the requirement of reasonable agency decision making, prevents that.”
Cannon Ball, N.D. — In a letter published today, Dave Archambault II, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, urges President Trump to allow for the completion of a full Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Trump’s Memorandum called on the Department of Army to advance DAPL construction. The Memorandum also calls for the rescinding or modification… Read more »