Standing Rock Sioux Tribe files brief asking for pipeline shutdown during more thorough environmental review

Yesterday, we filed a powerful brief with the courts making our case for why the pipeline should be shut down while the courts decide an appropriate path forward. In cases where an agency is found to have made such serious errors, it is typical that the action in question be halted. In this case, that means shutting down the pipeline.

The court determined that the Corps did not adequately assess the impacts to our hunting and fishing rights, nor did they take into account environmental justice. While these things are being considered, we must continue to insist that the court should vacate the easement as well as the finding of no significant impact, and vacate other approvals pending completion of a full Environmental Impact Statement.

– Dave Archambault II

You can read the filed brief at Earth Justice.