The “Water Is Life” Movement Just Scored a Big Win Against an Oil Pipeline

Mother Jones | Mar 26, 2020 at 7:32 PM
  • Here’s a bit of good news for a change: On Wednesday, a federal court issued a major ruling in favor of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s legal challenge to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
  • The DC Court of Appeals then directed the Army Corps of Engineers to re-evaluate the project’s potential harms, such as would result from the oil spills and leakages that are known to occur with this type of pipeline.
  • Democratic frontrunner Sen. Joe Biden has yet to make this pledge, but Hasselman is optimistic that Biden’s administration would include some of those who have.