The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe announced today
that the Army Corps of Engineers have halted the construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline in order to conduct an environmental impact study. In the press release, the the Oceti tribe thanked President Obama, the Justice Department, and all "the thousands of people who came to the camps to support us, and the tens of thousands who donated time, talent, and money to our efforts to stand against this pipeline in the name of protecting our water."
A Native American activist rides down frm a ridge which overlooks Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on December 4, 2016 outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)