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Your Call: What's next for the Dakota Access Pipeline?

Rich Wilson
Flags of Native American tribes at Standing Rock from October


What’s next for the Dakota Access Pipeline?

On Sunday, the Army Corps of Engineers denied Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the pipeline, the permit it needs to complete construction under the Missouri River, pending an Environmental Impact Statement. The company says it still plans to complete construction. Donald Trump supports the project. So what’s next? Many Native Americans and their allies say they’re not leaving camp. How are they responding?


Ben-Alex Dupris, member of the Colville Tribe in Washington State, co-director of The 7th Wave

Stephanie Tsosie, associate attorney at Earthjustice who represents the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe against the Army Corps of Engineers

Web Resources:

Earthjustice: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Litigation on the Dakota Access Pipeline

The Guardian:Dakota Access pipeline company and Donald Trump have close financial ties

The Guardian: Trump supports Dakota pipeline – but claims it's not due to his investment in it

Democracy Now: Who is Kelcy Warren, the Texas Billionaire and Folk Music Fan Behind the Dakota Access Pipeline?

Reuters: Top executive behind Dakota Access has donated more than $100,000 to Trump

Vice: Why the fight for Standing Rock isn’t over

Democracy Now: Veterans at Standing Rock Ask Forgiveness for Military's Crimes Against Native Americans


Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.