Protesters are claiming a major victory.
But they insist they’re staying put at a North Dakota encampment near the planned route of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, despite today’s deadline to leave.
The U-S Army Corps of Engineers refused yesterday to grant the pipeline company permission to extend the line beneath a reservoir.
The Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters argue that extending the project beneath the reservoir would threaten the tribe’s water source and cultural sites.
(The Canadian Press)