Rock Sioux Tribe Pros And Cons

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The powerful words, “We stand for our people, for our nation. We stand for our brothers and our sisters. We stand for water, for life”(Urban Native Era), are chanted by protesters as the fight against Energy Transfer and its construction of the Dakota access pipeline ensues. According to MSNBC, this $3.7 billion dollar project in the making is half completed and will run through four different states including, Iowa, Illinois, South Dakota and North Dakota. Essentially, the pipeline will be delivering 470,000 barrels of oil daily along the 1,100 mile stretch (NBC). This highly debated topic has received widespread media coverage as more than 300 native tribes and numerous environmentalist groups have shown support for the Rock Sioux Tribe in 40 different states (Yubanet). Construction for the Dakota Access Pipeline should be permanently halted due to its imminent contamination of clean water, it’s disrespect to tribal land, and its causation of unnecessary violence towards protesters.
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Numerous tribes, environmental groups, protesters, and even museum directors have come together in a unified stance against the destruction of land, water, burial grounds and subsequent disrespect of the Rock Sioux Tribe. NBC News reported, “On Sept. 9, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington, D.C. denied the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe 's request for a temporary injunction in a one-page ruling.” The article also detailed that the federal government overturned Judge Boasberg’s ruling and temporarily halted construction close to Lake Oahe to conduct a more thorough investigation. However, protesters are unwavering in their mission to suspend construction permanently and the case serves as a reminder that insurgence is sometimes necessary when concerning the preservation of the world and its
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