Standing Rock Battle Continues In Court

Feb 7, 2017

UPDATE: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has granted an easement allowing the final portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline to be constructed under the Missouri River near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

In the wake of the Trump administration’s executive order allowing construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and their supporters say they will continue to fight the pipeline through the courts.

Tribal leaders at Standing Rock have asked protesters repeatedly to leave the site as the blockades and damage to the land under the camps becomes a growing concern for local residents. Host Frank Stasio speaks with independent journalist Jenni Monet who was at Standing Rock for months and was recently arrested during a raid on one of the protest camps.