Good Morning! I have some fantastic news for you today. President Obama and the Army Core of Engineers have denied the final permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline which would have given permission to run the last piece of the pipeline under the Missouri River and Lake Oahe.
Current reporting is that while the pipeline permit has been denied, a new proposal is expected which will redirect the pipeline to avoid being laid under the Lake Oahe. The other good news is that this time an Environmental Impact Study must be completed and submitted before any approval will be granted.
This good news does come with a caveat. President-elect Trump throughout the Presidential Campaign expressed his support for completion of this pipeline, and Keystone, so the fight may not be over just yet. Trump also has a conflict of interest in this matter as he personally has two million dollars invested in the pipeline.
I want to express my admiration and support for the Water Protectors who withstood daily assaults for a cause they believed in. Thank you!
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