The Dakota Access pipeline protests are getting stronger. Despite efforts to curb them, according to “Democracy Now!”, over 1,000 Native American activists from tribes across the United States have journeyed to the Sacred Stone Spirit Camp in North Dakota to voice their opposition to the $3.8 billion oil pipeline project, which they say could contaminate the Missouri River. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe launched the camp on April 1, and protests have stopped construction of the pipeline for now.
In July, the environmental group Earthjustice filed a lawsuit for the Standing Rock Sioux tribe against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, NPR reports. The Corps approved construction of the pipeline, and on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., the Standing Rock Sioux tribe goes to federal court to present its appeal and seek an injunction.
Our hearts are with them!