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How a Historic Grassroots Resistance and the Power of the Law Could Cancel the Dakota Access Pipeline

On July 6, 2020, a federal judge ruled that the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) must halt all operations while the government conducts a full-fledged analysis examining the risk DAPL poses to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, marking an unprecedented victory for the Standing Rock Sioux in their hard-fought battle against the pipeline’s construction. While an appeals court ruling on August 5 allows the pipeline to continue operating for now, the fight against DAPL is far from over — and a final decision on permitting will ultimately land after the election.

In this live webinar and Q & A, held on August 14, lead counsel for the Standing Rock Sioux, Jan Hasselman, and Director of Tribal Partnerships, Gussie Lord shared an inside look at the case, the implications of the most recent legal developments, and the activism of the Standing Rock Sioux that fueled this historic victory and ushered in a new chapter in the global Indigenous environmental movement.

Jan Hasselman
Jan Hasselman Staff Attorney
Gussie Lord
Gussie Lord Director of Tribal Partnerships
Rebecca Bowe
Rebecca Bowe Communications Strategist
Every day the pipeline is in operation is a threat to the Tribe’s sovereignty. Until the pipeline is shut down permanently, the Tribe and Earthjustice will continue to fight. This fight is far from over — please join us in telling our leaders that DAPL must be shut down permanently.

Write to your members of Congress in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and its fight for justice and sovereignty.