The Army Corp of Engineers has denied the easement for DAPL and stated they will conduct a full environmental study – a victory in my opinion that was facilitated in part by the arrival of vets and their construction projects of a barracks, mess hall, and infirmary.
It is my hope that the connection is both recognized and remembered – that the respect due to not only the nations protesters but the vets as well will be forthcoming.
This is a victory for humanity, for every man, woman, and child in this country, this hemisphere, who take a stand for human dignity, human rights, the environment, and against corporate greed.
Energy Transfer Partners is under the gun down now per their contractual agreement to begin delivering their product near the end of January, and I suspect financial investors will be divesting themselves of any holdings.
That’s a good thing, as the only thing corporations understand and respond to is the flow of revenue, hit them in the pocketbook and they’ll squeal like a stuck pig.
Of course the shadow of Trump remains and I’ve no doubt he’ll resort to his usual lies and exaggerations, but even so the dynamic has changed.
As a people, as nations, our voice after five hundred plus years and countless broken treaties has been heard, and it’s about damn time.