The Army said Sunday that it will not approve an easement necessary to permit the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, marking a monumental victory for the Native American tribes and thousands of others who have flocked in recent months to protest the oil pipeline.
“I’m happy as heck,” said Everett Iron Eyes, a retired director of natural resources for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and one of the organizers of a camp protesters set up near the pipeline site. “All our prayers have been answered.” WaPo Story
This may be the first time in 400 years that White civilization has wanted land in use by Native Americans that the White Man didn’t just take it.
“The halting of the Dakota Access Pipeline would be miraculous simply because of the array of powerful ruling interests that are committed to building it.”
— Charles Eisenstein (read full perspective)