It is being reported that Army Corps of Engineers has denied the final permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Secretary of the Army Corps of Engineers has told the Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault that the route for the Dakota Access pipeline has been denied near the reservation, but are studying alternate routes.
The statement just released said:
“Today the Army Corp of Engineers announced its decision not to grant the easement to the Dakota Access Pipeline crossing the Missouri immediately above the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, and to study alternate routes.”
David Archambault said of the breaking news announcement:
“I am thankful there were some leaders in the federal government that realized something was not right even though it’s legal. For the first time in history native American, they heard our voices. This is something that will go down in history and is a blessing for all indigenous people. I heard the army corp of engineers will not grant the easement and they will reroute.”
So, Are They Moving The Pipeline?
The Army Corps of engineers are now going to do an environmental impact study to figure out where it will be re-routed.
That being said, pipelines should not exist as they are an environmental/health disaster wherever they burst, spill or explode
The great news is that it will not go under the Missouri river.
These pipelines are completely unnecessary. It’s already known that we have many other viable options for generating energy. One of them we know of, beyond solar, wind, and other clean energy technologies that are less effective than we’ve been led to believe.
It’s common knowledge that oil pipelines frequently break and that most of these spills aren’t covered by mainstream media. Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P., the company that’s gunning to acquire Energy Transfer Partners (the company that’s building the DAPL), has experienced upwards of 200 oil spills that we know about.
This is fantastic news, but it’s important keep your eyes on this situation as it unfolds in the coming days.