The Standing Rock Sioux tribe and their beloved Water Protectors celebrated a "victory" Sunday after federal authorities halted construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.

 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it had denied the final easement required for the $3.8 billion project to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota. The Army said it will now explore alternative routes pending an environmental impact study.

The Standing Rock Sioux, which had been joined in a months-long protest by environmental, human rights and social justice activists, opposed the oil pipeline due to concerns over water contamination, environmental destruction and damage to ancestral sites.

“My hands go up to all the water protectors who have stood up to protect tribal treaty rights and to protect Mother Earth,” Brian Cladoosby, president of the National Congress of American Indians, said in a statement Sunday. “Thank you for Standing For Standing Rock.”

Senator John Hoeven issued a scathing statement following the announcement that the Army Army Corps of Engineers’ under the Obama administration will refuse to grant an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline project, calling it a violation of the Rule of Law.

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Black snake (DAPL) has forked tongue and two heads! Social media says celebrate today but stay vigilant

“DAPL says it will drill anyway — without a permit. Oceti Sakowin water protectors urged to stay in camp. The Army Corps of Engineers denied DAPL Permit! The announcement was made live in the Big Circle at Oceti Sakowin Camp, live on Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio. Now from the Camp: DAPL is expected to pay the fines and continue drililng without a permit. At Oceti Sakowin Camp, they urged people not to leave the camp, because DAPL might drill anyway, without a permit. “Stick around and make sure that doesn’t happen.” Twitter user commented the victory

Responses to "Winning the First Battle: This Is What The Celebration At Standing Rock Looks Like"

  1. Don't believe them yet! Remember the white man speaks with forked tongue

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