Protesters of Standing Rock are rejoicing tonight, after the Army Corp of Engineers anounced plans to look for alternate routes for the Dakota Access Pipeline.

For several months, members of the Sioux tribe and their hundreds of supporters have camped out, fighting freezing temperatures, police brutality, water cannons, physical abuse, and tear gas – all in hopes of stopping the pipeline that would have been hazardous and damaging to their water supply.

Many fear the decision is only temporarily and may change at any moment. Dallas Goldtooth, a lead organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network is urging supporters to “keep up the pressure.”
“While President Obama has granted us a victory today, that victory isn’t guaranteed in the next administration. More threats are likely in the year to come, and we cannot stop until this pipeline is completely and utterly defeated, and our water and climate are safe,” Dallas said.

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