FEATURING JUDITH LE BLANC – A federal judge this week unexpectedly ruled that the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline project cannot simply function as planned. According to U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington the Army Corps of Engineers did not complete a proper environmental impact review.
The judge laid out his arguments in a 91-page ruling that considered among other things, “environmental justice, or the degree to which the pipeline’s effects are likely to be highly controversial,” – a sign that the months of protest by indigenous-led “eater protectors” at Standing Rock, North Dakota last year had an impact.
At the People’s Summit last weekend in Chicago, Il, I met with one indigenous leader involved in the Standing Rock actions in North Dakota.
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Judith Le Blanc (Caddo), Director of the Native Organizers Alliance, She serves as the United Nations representative for the Indigenous World Association, a Non-Governmental Organization.