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Standing Rock Tribe Succesfully Halts Dakota Access Pipeline

Eric Fanning, Assistant Secretary of the Army, has told tribal leaders that the Army Corps of Engineers will stop construction on the controversial Dakota Access pipeline, according to the chairman of the standing Rock Sioux tribe on Sunday.

The Army denied the permit to bore Lake Oahe, according to Dave Archambault II. Thus, the reservoir behind the Missouri River in North Dakota will be spared…for now.

Headlines have shown Native Americans, environmentalists and even people just lookin’ for a good ole fashion campout for weeks to protest the 1,172-mile pipeline. It is intended to carry crude oil from the Bakken oil region in North Dakota to a distribution hub in Patoka, Ill.


“I wanted you to hear it from me,” the chairman said to a cheerful camp in the snow. Bernie Sanders took to social media to praise the transpiring.

He then tweeted this spirit should be carried into the future.

There are still lawsuits pending, but it seems that at Standing Rock a feasible method for change has been realized.

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