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good news at Standing Rock (updated)


Breaking News: Army Corps of Engineers will not grant easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline crossing click on headline to read the full story.


Jo-Ellen Darcy, Army’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Works,

“Although we have had continuing discussion and exchanges of new information with the Standing Rock Sioux and Dakota Access, it’s clear that there’s more work to do,” Darcy said. “The best way to complete that work responsibly and expeditiously is to explore alternate routes for the pipeline crossing.” Darcy said that the consideration of alternative routes would be best accomplished through an Environmental Impact Statement with full public input and analysis.

Another article I read stated the pipeline project would be subject to a “limited Environmental Impact Statement”.

An EIS should have been legally required for the Dakota Access Pipeline from the beginning, considering the scope and potential impacts. This decision by the Army Corps of Engineers concedes that is the case.

My prayers and gratitude go out to all the people who stood in strength and solidarity defending Native rights and the environment at Standing Rock/Oceti Sakowin.

Updated to add: That doesn’t mean everyone at Oceti Sakowin can go home now. Dakota Access Pipeline company Energy Transfer Partners may still drill and pay fines for doing so. Some urge to stay vigilant and continue the stand. READ MORE here: Warrior Publications blog:Some quick responses to US Army Corps of Engineers halting DAPL construction

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10 comments on “good news at Standing Rock (updated)

  1. awax1217
    December 5, 2016

    Pipelines never leak. Oil never pollutes and our government never lies. Oh! if only that were true. But history shows it not to be.

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    • thehonkinggoose
      December 5, 2016

      At least if we have a solar or wind leak, when those are primary sources of power, it won’t pollute the environment!

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      • awax1217
        December 5, 2016

        The wind blows and the sun shines, but the tides are forever. Turbines in the ocean and the seas. I have wet dreams.

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  2. Eugenia
    December 5, 2016

    This is good news – read about it this morn. I hope it lasts.

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  3. latskojerry
    December 4, 2016

    We must be wary of the forked tongue. Obviously it is heartening to see all of the hard work and courage paying off and many thanks to the brave and committed environmental warriors who have been fighting this fight. The dirty pricks are still dirty pricks however and we must be aware that they want this thing badly and, if they can’t get it one way they will sure as hell try another. But yes, this is a victory.

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    • thehonkinggoose
      December 4, 2016

      I agree and am duly cautious as well. But I don’t want to be too much of a Debbie Downer. It’s worth taking a moment to celebrate and feel glad, feel relief.

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  4. Mr. Militant Negro
    December 4, 2016

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. rugby843
    December 4, 2016

    Good news. Hope it lasts.

    Liked by 1 person

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