German police used overwhelming force and violence against the protesters at the RWE-funded coal mine, with about 20 being injured and taken to hospital.
“Today is a historic day for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the many people who have supported us in the fight against the pipeline,” said Chairman Mike Faith of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. “This pipeline should have never been built here. We told them that from the beginning.”
The Canadian tar sands industry has suffered another significant setback trying to get is carbon intensive product to market in the US.
Veterans of the bitter fight at Standing Rock against the Dakota Access pipeline have now vowed to fight Trump’s highly controversial border wall.
First and foremost, this is an incredible victory for the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and the thousands of water protectors who joined them in bold resistance to the dangerous Dakota Access pipeline. We salute them for their leadership and thank them for the resolve that has brought us to this day.