The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is just a few weeks away from construction. As a result, over 200 Lakota/Dakota tribal members gathered with Col. Henderson of the Army Corp of Engineers (ACoE) in Mobridge, SD. They wanted to discuss the need for clean water and to let him know they oppose this pipeline project.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, alongside many council members, went on record to dispute whether ACoE had conducted the required of a full impact study had been produced, which is a requirement in order to grant the easement. To get that study done, they have to first obtain tribal input for the historic site in identifying them.
Col. John Henderson of the ACoE stated that “we’re looking at May 15, 2016, for approval for this.”