After several Sioux won their animal abuse cases in court and the judge saw no charges against those who began the escalation to violence. The judge has ordered a stop to the pipeline and removal of all equipment and personnel from tribal lands.
This WILL be appealed by the oil company I am sure but for now cooler heads have seen the rights of the Sioux to their private property and to peaceful assembly and protest. The judge said that in light of the violent actions taken by the oil company he couldn’t in good consciousness allow them to continue to operate with impunity. He further gave them 24 hours to get off tribal lands.
Prayers are being heard!