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On Wednesday the U.S Army Corps of Engoneers granted the development of the crude oil project and the installation of the final section of the pipeline. Although the Army Corps say that that land is federal, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe recalls that an 1851 treaty says that the land belongs to Native American tribes.
Reported on ABC, “The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, which has joined the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s lawsuit against the pipeline, filed a motion at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia this morning seeking a temporary restraining order ‘to halt construction and drilling’ under and on either side of the land surrounding Lake Oahe.”
The tribes do not want this pipeline to to be built because it will ruin their water source which they rely on it for religious reasons.According to the article, “The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, which is part of the Great Sioux Nation, is requesting that the judge immediately issue a temporary restraining order to stop construction, with a hearing to be held at the court’s earliest convenience.”
The judge will have a hearing on Monday.