Neil Young has been one of the most outspoken celebrity voices against the Dakota access pipeline — writing a song about it, performing at the Standing Rock reservation, and calling on Barack Obama to end the violence against protesters. As you’ve probably already heard, the Army Corps Of Engineers just denied a permit for the construction of a key section of the pipeline, effectively halting the project for now. And in a new post on his official Facebook, Young again calls on the president, asking him to send in law enforcement or the military to prevent DAPL from drilling without a permit. Read the full post below.
Will OBAMA STAND UP?
OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AND RULE OF FEDERAL LAW IGNORED BY SUNOCO AND ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS / DAPL
ARE SUNOCO AND ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNER / DAPL MORE POWERFUL THAN YOUR GOVERNMENT?
The Army Corps of Engineers denied the Dakota Access Permit on Sunday. Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault made the announcement at Oceti Sakowin Camp, which was broadcast live on Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio.
DAPL owners responded late Sunday night and said nothing has changed.
“As stated all along, ETP and SXL are fully committed to ensuring that this vital project is brought to completion and fully expect to complete construction of the pipeline without any additional rerouting in and around Lake Oahe. Nothing this Administration has done today changes that in any way,” Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco said in a statement late Sunday night. http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161204005090/en/
When the announcement was made in the live broadcast water protectors were urged by speakers at Oceti Sakowin Camp not to leave. They expected DAPL to ignore the Army Corps decision and proceed as DAPL has done before.
The question now is whether President Obama will send in law enforcement or the military to halt DAPL from drilling without a permit. Otherwise, today’s announcement will have no enforcement. It will be seen as another US and corporate ploy to send home water protectors, and thousands of veterans, now at Standing Rock Camp, where more than 10,000 are camped.