Indigenous Environmental Network scores win in legal battle against the Trump administration from Judge Morris ruled.

Bemidji, MN – On Thursday, November 8, 2018, United States District Judge Brian Morris ruled and issued a landmark ruling in favor of the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) and the North Coast Rivers Alliance (NCRA). As well as and other groups in the litigation to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Judge Morris ruled against the Keystone pipeline

Finally the Presidents team failed to address the effects of current oil prices on the viability of the project.

Lewis Grassrope, Wiconi un Tipi Camp in Lower Brule, South Dakota said “Through our prayers, we stood for the greater good of our people. Today one of those prayers has been answered with this decision on Keystone XL. However, we must still stay the course to keep our people safe. That’s from from any atrocious acts that affect our lives and livelihoods.”

Manape LaMere, Government Rep of the Sioux Nation of Indians and Bdewakantowan Isanti Headsmen said “Supporting one another post-Standing Rock and bringing awareness throughout our territory. Therefore we’ve dealt a big blow to the Trump administration. We continue to pray and set those prayers in motion thru action. Pray that this KXL project remains in its death throes. Which is only when we can truly claim final victory.”

More about the Pipeline if completed

The Keystone XL pipeline would carry 830,000 barrels of dirty tar sands oil a day. That’s from Canada through Montana. Then into South Dakota and Nebraska. Finally, then on to the export market.

The pipeline would also pass through farms. In addition to ranches and Indigenous land. Thereby posing a threat to the Ogallala Aquifer and other water sources. Those that would be contaminated by spills and leaks.

Landowners continue to fight eminent domain for private gain. All knowing this would be the first time the Public Service Commission (PSC) grants those powers to a foreign corporation.