On Sunday, the Army Corp of Engineers announced that at this time they will not grant the easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline to be drilled under the Missouri River. This was a small win, but a win nonetheless. By not having the pipeline ready to go by January 1st, Energy Transfer Partners runs the risk of having their oil shippers void their contacts, so a small win could loom large. Please read the official statement from the Army Corp of Engineers.
Many thanks and much appreciation for the many of you who have taken to the streets, locked down, risked arrest and traveled to Standing Rock to put your bodies on the line, this is your victory as well. But the fight to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline is far from over.
What does this mean for the #NoDAPL movement, the Global Solidarity Campaign and to you? More importantly, where do we go from here?
Please join us for a national call this Wednesday at 7:30pm EST to hear updates from camp, the current state of affairs, and how you can continue to support us until the Black Snake is dead. Please register for the call.
We all know this is about more than just the pipeline, it is about a continued struggle for indigenous sovereignty everywhere, and real demands that global capital not finance any extraction. The struggle continues, both in North Dakota and around the world.
We hope that you can join us on Tuesday’s call.
(Plus, don’t forget that December is still a Month of Action for #NoDAPL. Please register your public actions and help us fill up the calendar at http://everydayofaction.org/.)
-#NoDAPL Solidarity Team