Standing Rock Sioux Press Release:
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe asks federal court to set aside Trump’s pipeline reversal Posted on February 14,
Critical motion charges Trump administration circumvents law and ignores treaty rights
Washington, D.C. – The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe today filed a major legal brief challenging the Trump Administration’s hasty approval of the controversial Dakota Access crude oil pipeline, a project in which the President and his associates have had close financial ties. The Tribe’s summary judgment asks the Court to overturn recent U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permits of the pipeline issued without environmental review or consideration of treaty rights.
The Tribe seeks resolution of these claims on an expedited schedule that would have the issues resolved before the pipeline can go into operation. “President Trump claims he has not received ‘a single phone call’ opposing this widely criticized project.” said Dave Archambault II, chairman of the…