Hundreds have gathered before the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s request for an injunction to block construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The hearing started at 2:00 PM Eastern Time.
Update, 1:00 PM Pacific: The judge did not rule. Decision will be issued Sept. 14. Presumably, construction will continue in the interim, setting up a confrontation with tribal people.
Meanwhile, about 2,500 people are at Camp of the Sacred Stones, a protest camp at the tribe’s reservation near the Cannonball River. The state emergency-services agency removed a water-supply trailer, leaving camp organizers scrambling for an alternative supply.
Mainstream media coverage has been sparse, but the New York Times published an article yesterday that included this video from the protest site in North Dakota: