Published: Sat, March 11, 2017
Money | By Oscar Reynolds

Judge Rules Against Standing Rock, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes on DAPL

Judge Rules Against Standing Rock, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes on DAPL

His message to the Trump administration: "We're still here". On our first day there, we were sure to keep our distance and observe from afar. There's the Sabal Pipeline that's going on in Florida right now, a pipeline in North Carolina. On its website, Energy Transfer Partners notes that Lake Oahe already contains eight other pipelines.

The ruling came from U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington, D.C., Kallanish Energy reports.

In this Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, photo, an abandoned teepee is surrounded by melted snow at the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camp in southern North Dakota near Cannon Ball. It could be moving oil as early as next week.

Representatives of the tribes, however, said they still believe their case is strong, and that the critical legal components of it have just begun.

The Standing Rock protest against the Dakota Access pipeline became an worldwide rallying cry for indigenous rights and climate change activism, drawing thousands of Native Americans to the rural area of Cannon Ball, North Dakota. And he says the bigger legal battle lies ahead. A joint lawsuit filed by the Cheyenne River Sioux and the Standing Rock Sioux tribes remains unresolved, with a ruling expected in April. The tribe is concerned about the supply of water they received from the Lake Oahe that is a part of the River Missouri.

The two tribes feel they were not properly consulted about the pipeline route, which the government disputes.

The pipeline saga has endured for months. The Army Corps of Engineers agreed February 8 to grant the final easement for the Dakota pipeline to pass under Lake Oahe.

American Indian tribes that rely on the lake continue fighting in court, fearing contamination from a pipeline leak.

Spokeswoman Vicki Granado says it would take about three weeks to get the oil to IL.

A resolution introduced by Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer Tuesday would urge City Treasurer Jose Cisneros to add the Dakota Access Pipeline to the list of screening factors he considers when making city investment decisions. Trump said that the project would put thousands of Americans back to work.

Tribal members will gather on the National Mall Tuesday to begin four days of activities.

Native American activists, writers and filmmakers involved in the Standing Rock Water Protectors protest in South Dakota will speak at the Sun Valley Film Festival.

Marching under the slogan "Native Nations Rise", protesters called for a halt to the president's push to complete the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota.

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