Court Rules in Dakota Access Case: Trump Administration is Not Above the Law


Court Rules in Dakota Access Case: Trump Administration is Not Above the Law

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Dear Kevin,

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe won a major victory today in their ongoing battle to protect their drinking water and ancestral lands from the Dakota Access Pipeline. This victory is the result of the Tribe’s inspiring and courageous fight, supported by hundreds of thousands of people like you who spoke up and made your voices heard.

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Just days after President Trump’s inauguration, his administration hastily issued federal permits authorizing construction of the pipeline across the Missouri River, just upstream of the Standing Rock Reservation. Today a federal judge ruled that those permits violated the law.

The court ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers did not adequately consider the impacts of an oil spill on fishing rights, hunting rights or environmental justice, or the degree to which the pipeline’s effects are likely to be highly controversial. In short, the Trump administration broke one of our nation’s bedrock environmental laws.

Today the federal courts stepped in where our political systems have failed, but the fight is far from over. The oil continues to flow, and we will continue to fight back in court. Thank you for standing with us.

Jan Hasselman
Staff Attorney
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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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