Sad day for justice...
The ruling said that "this Court does not lightly countenance any depredation of lands that hold significance to the Standing rock Sioux and that, given the federal government's history with the tribe, "the Court scrutinizes the permitting process here with particular care. Having done so, the Court must nonetheless conclude that the Tribe has not demonstrated that an injunction is warranted here."
Attorney Jan Hasselman with environmental group Earthjustice, who filed the lawsuit in July on behalf of the tribe, said in the days before the ruling that it'll be challenged.
This will SURELY strike FEAR into WRONDOERS THE DOJ will be there! OMG, the team that couldn't find civil rights violations in Ferguson, NOR with George Zimmerman, they won't even LOOK at the violations in Indian Country, and have taken NO ACTION on the ATTACK DOGS unleashed at Standing ROCK?
Tribal historian LaDonna Brave Bull Allard said after the ruling that it gives her "a great amount of grief. My heart is hurting, but we will continue to stand, and we will look for other legal recourses." She also said the protest will continue.
STILL HOPE: , North Dakota's archaeologist said that piece of private land was not previously surveyed by the state would be surveyed next week and that if artifacts are found, pipeline work still could cease.