Good news, – 1/17/ 1:30 pm A Huge Win! Details are still coming in but we do know that it looks as if the ball is rolling towards Peace!
Just announced. A notice of intent has been issued. It should be confirmed tomorrow. A Notice of Intent (NOI) is a formal announcement of intent to prepare an EIS as defined in Council. The Environmental Impact Statement is a more thorough and in-depth evaluation of the risks of building the pipeline either under or close to Lake Oahe, the water supply the demonstrators have been protecting since April 2016.
A call to “Stand Down” has been requested by some. The best way to not interfere with the legal process. This could be the best thing that can happen for the movement. Many feel that the statement will conclude the build, that it will never be deemed safe. Others are intent on staying until the pipeline is gone.
Yes, it can be stopped by the new administration but not easily. The “Notice of Intent” confirms that a FULL Environmental Impact Statement will be required and that can take months.
DAPL is already talking about appealing this filing due to another pending decision. It is still a victory for Standing Rock.
Trump has proclaimed his support for this and other pipeline projects. It remains to be seen what actions may take place once he is in office.
Details to this news will be gathered and added as the day goes on. Statement HERE