The Rapid City Journal reports the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) united the seven Sioux tribes for the first time in 140 years. Near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, many people have come together to peacefully protest the DAPL.
The pipeline is intended to stretch from North Dakota to Illinois. It will cross through 49 counties and the Missouri River. Many Great Plains Tribes and South Dakota communities get their drinking water from the Missouri River. The Department of Justice, Department of the Army, and Department of the Interior released a joint statement on Friday, September 9th indicating further studies will be done before completing the pipeline to ensure the plans do not need to be revised.
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