Standing Rock Demonstrators React to Pipeline Halt
Local Businesses Also Release Statemetns Regarding the Pipeline
Standing Rock Sioux tribal members, and people from across the country have been protesting the location of the pipeline for months, but now many are celebrating what they call a small victory.
Kym Young from Superior, is an activist in the local community, and this year, went to Standing Rock to protest the pipeline. Now, after hearing that the project is being halted, Young says her work is still not over.
“This isn’t over. This has got to be the beginning of the end for fossil fuels,” says Young.,
The pipeline was planned to go through 4 states and cost 3.8 billion dollars.
A Spokesperson from President Elect Donald Trump says the incoming Administration would support the completion of the pipeline.
Two different organizations, also reached out today to Fox 21 to give their say on the recent news coming out of North Dakota.
“Regardless of transport mode, domestic energy production is good for the economy and is capable of making us energy independent,” Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad said in a statement. “We feel rail will always have a role due to rail’s flexibility as an option.”
Burlington Northern hauls a significant amount of oil on its rail lines.
Enbridge, who is not connected with the Dakota access pipeline, also wanted to reassure the public how much they hope to work with various stakeholders in the future.
“As for our pipelines and projects, we work very hard to maintain good relationships with a variety of important stakeholders across the U.S., from landowners, to Native Americans, the Army Corps of Engineers, and many federal, state and local agencies,” Enbridge said in a statement. “Our goal is to always treat these stakeholders with respect and we will continue to do so.”