Standing Rock Protesters Vs Army Corps Of Engineers Essay

988 Words Dec 12th, 2016 4 Pages
Standing Rock protesters VS Army Corps of Engineers.
A group of 200 Native Americans stood among the Standing Rock Indian Reservation on April 1st, 2016 to protest against the 3.7 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline. The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is a pipeline that transfers 470,000 barrels of unpurified oil from Bakken North Dakota to a terminus near Patoka, Illinois (Epstien, 2016). On July 26th, 2016, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved the final word for the land easement and water crossing to allow the pipeline to move forward. According to USA Today, the DAPL will undergo the few of many sacred sites for the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. The holy places that consist around water for the Standing Rock Sioux tribe are; the Mississippi River, Lake Sakakawea, and Lake Oahe. The Dakota Access Pipeline would be detrimental to the North Dakota community by harming the environment, terrorizing the local protesters, and invading sacred North Dakota tribal land.
On September 3, 2016, More than a thousand of DAPL protesters were attacked by at least half of dozens of vicious guard dogs and got continently pepper-sprayed by private security for the DAPL construction site (“USA Today, 2016). “Protectors, not protesters” were trying to keep bulldozers from starting construction onto burial grounds of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. The Standing Rock Sioux tribal chairman, David Archambault stated that the security of the construction site allowed bulldozers to come at a…

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