The Secretary of the Army has issued a statement that they have DENIED the DAPL easement and it will not be routed under the Missouri River through Sioux territory!
THIS IS HUGE.
The pipeline isn’t dead, and this is a government agency decision subject to reversal (i.e. not a court decision) but it’s huge. My understanding is that Army Corps of Engineers will now conduct a full environmental impact study (which they should have done from the get-go) before deciding on a new route. All of this is just developing so I could be wrong about this and welcome any updates and corrections you might know of.
All respect to the Water Protectors!