The Army Corps of Engineers, which regulates the process of drilling the Dakota Access Pipeline under bodies of water, has said that it will search for an alternate route farther from the Standing Rock reservation. However, as the New York Times notes, the incoming Trump administration could push for adherence to the original pipeline route. It’s a really positive step, but the fight isn’t over yet.
As we’re celebrating one of our country’s earliest acts of solidarity between Native Americans and immigrants, we should continue supporting the Standing Rock Sioux and their right to access clean water. Learn more about the Dakota Access Pipeline and make a donation to support the resistance camps at #NoDAPL Solidarity.