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Army Corps Denies DAPL Easement! Undertaking EIS for alternative route. - ShovelBums - ShovelBums - World's largest source for Archaeology, Anthropology and Cultural Resource Management (CRM) Jobs and Field Schools

Army Corps Denies DAPL Easement! Undertaking EIS for alternative route.

{Please Share!} The Army Corps of Engineers has decided to deny the easement for the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the National Congress of American Indians said in a statement Sunday.

The decision would essentially halt the construction of the oil pipeline right above the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and it also comes as demonstrators across the country flocked to North Dakota in protest.

"Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will not be granting the easement to cross Lake Oahe for the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline," the tribe said in a statement. "Instead, the Corps will be undertaking an environmental impact statement to look at possible alternative routes."

"Our prayers have been answered," NCAI President Brian Cladoosby said in a statement. "This isn't over, but it is enormously good news. All tribal peoples have prayed from the beginning for a peaceful solution, and this puts us back on track."

Jo-Ellen Darcy, the the Army's assistant secretary for civil works, said after talking with tribal officials abour their concerns that the pipeline could affect the drinking water, it became "clear that there's more work to do."

""The best way to complete that work responsibly and expeditiously is to explore alternate routes for the pipeline crossing," Darcy said in a statement.

 

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/04/504354503/army-corps-denies-easement-for-dakota-access-pipeline-says-tribal-organization

http://www.snopes.com/2016/12/04/army-corps-denies-easement-and-blocks-the-dakota-access-pipeline/

 

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