Final Appeal to Stop Oil

3/14/2017 – Native American tribes who are suing to stop the Dakota Access pipeline have asked a judge to prevent the flow of oil while they appeal his most recent decision.

In his decision last week, Boasberg said the tribes didn’t raise the religion argument in a timely fashion and he questioned its merits.

Cheyenne River attorney Nicole Ducheneaux on Friday appealed the ruling to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

She also asked Boasberg to “prevent the flow of oil through the Dakota Access pipeline” until the appeal is resolved.

Boasberg on Monday gave ETP and the Army Corps of Engineers until Tuesday to file their responses to the request. ETP spokeswoman Vicki Granado declined to comment, citing the ongoing legal case.

We expect a ruling in the next day or so. We will follow the story closely. Many feel that this will be the “last case heard” before oil flows.

UPDATE Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners says in court documents filed today that it has suffered enough delays and that the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes are employing “a last-gasp litigation tactic.” The company says crews expect to finish construction and conduct final testing this week, and that oil could flow as soon as Monday.

6 thoughts on “Final Appeal to Stop Oil”

  1. My heart feels broken…And I thank you so much for all you have done to share with everyday people the live feeds and the history and spirit of this movement. I believe it is an historic and even a sacred time for so many of us. And it is necessary: to break into our complacency (no one’s fault) so some of us might see that we do have choices: we can be peaceful and loving inside ourselves and in that attitude we can stand for people and planet.

  2. My heart is heavy for standing rock and all the tribes. The rich can’t see past their noses to see how important clean water and wildlife is. Once it is gone it is gone forever. No getting it back again. I pray for our courageous warriors. I love all of them. They went through so much and still are. Some will never be the same again.

  3. I miss camp so much, miss the Oyate beyond words, miss what we created though I am carrying it with me still. Carrying the fire and all the lessons I learned.

    Oil flowing in this pipeline will not be the end. I am certain and I promise.

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