Under the current route, the pipeline would have cut through sacred land for the Standing Rock Sioux, who have rallied the green community and other allies to block its development. Hundreds of people have been arrested in anti-pipeline protests; countless others have been pepper sprayed, hit with water cannons in freezing temperatures, and shot with rubber bullets. read more on link below
A concussion grenade hurled by local police almost cost one protestor her arm.
On Sunday afternoon, the evening before law enforcement was planning to forcibly disperse the main protest camp, the Army Corps of Engineers said it would not approve the pipeline route that cuts through tribal sacred land.