On February 7th, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it plans to issue an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline, bypassing an environmental impact statement that was supposed to be conducted and would have examined how the Standing Rock Sioux would be impacted if there were an oil spill.
The Standing Rock Sioux Chairman, Dave Archambault II announced,
“We have asked for a fair, balanced and lawful environmental impact statement directly to President Trump and through the courts. We encourage our allies to exercise their First Amendment rights to remind President Trump where we stand on DAPL. Rise with Standing Rock.”
Yesterday, February 8, Standing Rock Water Protectors and their supporters organized emergency protests that took place all across the country. There were over 50 events nationwide.
The #NoDAPL ! Emergency Protest Against Easement was held in New York City, outside the Army Corps of Engineers office.