"I protest over a thousand miles away from the water savers in North Dakota, but my heart is with them. Native Americans will have their sole source of water poisoned in order to profit private multinational investors. It is not a matter of WILL there be a pipeline leak; it is a matter of WHEN there will be pipeline leak"--Ken Previti
From Joseph Erbentraut of The Huffington Post:
The Standing Rock Sioux tribe has led the protest effort against the pipeline. In its lawsuit naming the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which approved permits to allow the pipeline to cross the Missouri River, the tribe cited a “high risk that culturally and historically significant sites will be damaged or destroyed” and its fear for the safety of its drinking water supply. The tribe asked for a temporary injunction against construction.
A federal judge denied the injunction in early September, though the Department of Justice, the Army and the Department of the Interior moved the same day to halt construction within 20 miles of “Army Corps land bordering or under Lake Oahe” while the case remains under federal review. The agencies have not commented on the pipeline since then.
Who exactly is protesting?