As thousands of veterans descended on Standing Rock this past weekend to join the #NoDAPL demonstrators, the Army Corps announced it has denied the final easement to Dakota Access for the crossing at Lake Oahe. Energy Transfer Partners claims that this doesn’t change anything, and they fully expect to complete the pipeline regardless.
On Thursday, Dec. 1, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii, 2nd District) delivered a speech on the House floor urging President Barack Obama to intervene and order the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline be halted immediately. In her speech, she announced her plans to join with thousands of fellow veterans who are “self-deploying” to Standing Rock this weekend to support the demonstrators and protect them from forcible removal.
On Friday, November 26, 2016, the Army Corps of Engineers announced a December 5 deadline to move protesters off their current location to a nearby “free speech zone.” Just days after setting this ultimatum for demonstrators encamped at the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, the Army Corps walked back their deadline to move the camp from its current location.
More than six months after the establishment of Sacred Stone Camp at Standing Rock Reservation, protesters are continuing to resist the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Here are some actions you can take to help out.