Sep 14, 2016 - Standing Rock Sioux Tribe responds to Energy Transfer Partners statement: Tribe vows to explore all options to stop pipeline construction
Cannon Ball, N.D.—Today, Energy Transfer Partners Chairman Kelcy Warren released a statement responding to the recent court decision and DOJ announcement about construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Dave Archambault II, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe responds.
“The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will continue to explore all legal, legislative, and administrative options to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The pipeline has already led to the destruction of our sacred sites.
It is unfortunate that the corporate world chooses to ignore the millions of people and hundreds of tribal nations who stand in opposition to the destruction of our lands, resources, waters, and sacred sites.
Energy Transfer Partners has demonstrated time and time again that the bottom line for them is money. The bottom line for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is and will always be protecting our lands, people, water, and sacred sites from the devastation of this pipeline. Our fight isn’t over until there is permanent protection of our people and resources from the pipeline.”