The Dakota Access Pipeline will not go ahead at the Standing Rock Indian reservation, it was announced Sunday.
Cheyenne river Sioux Tribal Council chairman Harold Frazier told DailyMail.com that he was ‘shocked’ by the news.
The Daily Mail reports,
He had received a call from Jo-Ellen Darcy, US Army Corps of engineers, he said.
The camp erupted into cheers as the news was announced.
In a statement, Standing Rock tribal chairman Dave Archambault II said: ‘Today, the US Army Corps of engineers announced that it will not be granting the easement to cross Lake Oahe for the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline.
‘Instead, the Corps will be undertaking an environmental impact statement to look at possible alternate routes.
‘We wholeheartedly support the decision of the administration and commend with the utmost gratitude the courage it took on the part of President Obama, the Army Corps, the Department of Justice and the Department of the Interior to take steps to correct the course of history and do the right thing.
‘The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will forever be grateful to the Obama administration for this historic decision.’
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