18 November 2016

Win!!! Two days after our DAPL petition delivery BANK DNB SELLS IT'S INTEREST IN DAPL & Army Wants Further Study Of Dakota Access Pipeline Route 18&14NOV16

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DAPL protest continue at Standing Rock in N Dakota as well as across the country and world. Norwegian Bank DNB was convinced it's involvement in DAPL was morally wrong because of a massive international  petition campaign and is selling off it's investment in the project. This is a huge victory, one of more to come. From +Us @ SumOfUs ....
Huge news! Yesterday, Bank DNB announced it is going to sell its assets in the Dakota Access Pipeline project!
It’s clear our message is having an impact. On Tuesday, we delivered hundreds of thousands of signatures right to the Bank’s offices in Norway, and thousands of us flooded its Facebook page with messages in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation. 
Two days later, we won. 
The Chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council sent us this note:
We are pleased that Bank DNB is weakening its ties to DAPL. It was a wise decision, especially given Energy Transfer Partners’ continuous disregard for our land, water, and sovereignty. Recent comments by Energy Transfer Partners CEO indicate the company seems intent on ramping up aggression, which is why it is of the utmost importance that other banks follow the example of DNB.
This major milestone could only happen because all around the world, people like you stood in support of the Standing Rock Sioux and the courageous water defenders on the ground right now in North Dakota.
But our fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline is not over yet -- we have plans to force other banks to pull out of DAPL, and we promise we won’t stop until we win.

Share this victory on Facebook now.
Also, check out the photos of the delivery! You can click on the pictures to see coverage in the Norwegian press. 
Greenpeace Norway delivering the petition:
Greenpeace delivering the petition in Norway
Greenpeace Norway and its allies outside, standing in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation:
Greenpeace Norway and its allies standing with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation

Army Wants Further Study Of Dakota Access Pipeline Route

November 14, 20166:55 PM ET

Demonstrator Stephanie Jasper stands in the Cannonball River during a standoff with police at Turtle Island, north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
Emily Kask for NPR
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Monday that it needs more information before it can decide whether to allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to be built along its planned route.
In a joint statement by the U.S. Army and Department of the Interior, the Corps announced it had finished a review of the route, and concluded that more study was needed before it could grant the pipeline company the easement it needs to cross under a section of the Missouri River.
The pipeline company Energy Transfer Partners is building the pipeline to bring crude oil from central North Dakota, near the Bakken oil fields, down to Illinois. The current route crosses the river close to the Standing Rock Sioux reservation north of Cannon Ball, N.D.
Army Assistant Secretary Jo-Ellen Darcy wrote in a letter to the company and to tribal leaders that, "additional discussion with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and analysis are warranted," reported The Associated Press, and that the discussion would include possible changes to the river crossing which could reduce the risk of an oil spill.
Protesters have been occupying land in the area since the summer. Members of the tribe have said they are concerned that the pipeline could contaminate their drinking water if it leaks.
The tribe previously filed a motion seeking a temporary restraining order to stop construction of the pipeline, on the grounds that the Army Corps did not adequately consult with them about the route. In court documents, allies of the tribe alleged the pipeline route goes through sacred sites, and argued the tribe had not been able to survey the area for cultural artifacts and graves before the route was approved.
In September, a federal judge decided not to grant the restraining order, as we reported, but three federal agencies responded to the ruling by saying they would not allow the pipeline to cross the Missouri until until a review was completed.
That review, completed today, led the Army Corps to ask for more input from the tribe.
As the legal wrangling has gone on, many demonstrators have clashed with police. Earlier this month police used pepper spray and what they called nonlethal ammunition to keep people off private land, and in October more than 100 people were arrested, as NPR's Jeff Brady has reported.
Some 412 people have been arrested in connection with the protests, according to the United Nations. The U.N. Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues has expressed "deep concerns" about the route, saying "numerous individuals have confirmed that there has been little consultation by the federal government related to the DAPL project."
Environmental and indigenous-rights groups supporting the protesters were planning to attract attention to the issue with demonstrations outside Army Corps of Engineers offices, along with banks and other locations in multiple cities on Tuesday, according to email press releases from the groups.