For indigenous communities, the Dakota Access Pipeline is a case of irreparable harm

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For indigenous communities, the Dakota Access Pipeline is a case of irreparable harm

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has fought the Dakota Access Pipeline for the last five years — with no plans for surrender. Mike Faith is chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. For the last five years, their tribal lands have been at the center of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, an unimaginable 1,200 mile stretch of metal tubing connecting North Dakota’s Bakken Shale basin to Illinois. Before the federal courts shut it down in January, more than 500,000 gallons of oil flowed through those pipes every day, including a…

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