Thursday, March 26, 2020

Sioux Tribes Get Delay In Dakota Access Pipeline

In Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, (D DC, March 25, 2020), the D.C. federal district court held that the Army Corps of Engineers needs to prepare an environmental impact statement on the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline route under Lake Oahe in North and South Dakota.  Sioux tribes rely on Lake Oahe water for, among other things, sacred religious and medicinal practices. Inside Climate News reports on the decision.