Friday, May 11, 2018

Good News!

This is one of those hooray but haha um oops it's a little late now, isn't it? moments.

In Victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Court Finds That Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the Law

I don't mean to dump on the victory of the Sioux Tribe, which has been fighting so hard for so long against this, standing up to powerful forces that we white people can never seem to stop.

A federal judge ruled that the federal permits authorizing the pipeline to cross the Missouri River just upstream of the Standing Rock reservation, which were hastily issued by the Trump administration just days after the inauguration, violated the law in certain critical respects.

The article doesn't say what this means for the pipeline itself, whether it has to be shut down or what. It already spilled oil like the Sioux Tribe said it would, but it would still be nice if it could be dismantled and banned forever so that no more oil can be spilled. And maybe like, the Trump administration could suffer some actual consequences? No?

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