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Standing Rock Sioux tribe says Trump is breaking law with Dakota Access order | US news | The Guardian

29.1.17

Standing Rock Sioux tribe says Trump is breaking law with Dakota Access order | US news | The Guardian: In a letter sent to Trump, David Archambault II, chairman of the Standing Rock tribe, urged the president to not bypass the environmental analysis.

“This change in course in arbitrary and without justification,” he wrote. “The law requires that changes in agency positions be backed by new circumstances or new evidence, not simply by the president’s whim.

“The problem with the Dakota Access pipeline is not that it involves development, but rather that it was deliberately and precariously placed without proper consultation with tribal governments.

“This memo takes further action to disregard tribal interests and the impacts of yesterday’s memorandums are not limited to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.

“This disregard for tribal diplomatic relations and the potential for national repercussions is utterly alarming.”


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