Sioux Chief Asks Protesters To Disband, Trump To Review Pipeline Permit

"A Native American leader asked thousands of protesters to return home after the federal government ruled against a controversial pipeline, despite the prospect of President-elect Donald Trump reversing the decision after he takes office.

A coalition of Native American groups, environmentalists, Hollywood stars and veterans of the U.S. armed forces protested the $3.8 billion oil project. They said construction would damage sacred lands and any leaks could pollute the water supply of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.

The tribe still wants to speak with Trump about the Dakota Access Pipeline to prevent him from approving the final phase of construction, Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault told Reuters."

Ernest Scheyder and Terray Sylvester report for Reuters December 6, 2016.

"Standing Rock activists stay in place, fearing pipeline victory was a 'trick' " (Guardian)

"Opponents seek to tie up Dakota pipeline for years" (The Hill)

"Five Things To Watch In Dakota Access Pipeline Fight" (The Hill)

"Standing Rock Leader Asks Those Who Are Not Sioux To Leave Pipeline Protest Area" (NPR)

"Big Win for Dakota Pipeline Opponents, But Bigger Battle Looms" (InsideClimate News)

"Protesters' Dakota Pipeline Win May Be Both Short- And Long-Lived" (Christian Science Monitor)

Source: Reuters, 12/06/2016