North Dakota Oil Pipeline

WHAT IT IS

  • The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is suing the Army Corps of Engineers, arguing they violated the National Historic Preservation Act
  • The North Dakota Oil Pipeline (NDAP) is a 1,172-mile underground oil pipeline running from North Dakota to Illinois
  • The $3.7 billion project was publicly announced in July 2014

WHY IT MATTERS

The North Dakota Oil Pipeline brings to light overarching environmental and racial issues as well as highlights how political decisions could be driven largely by personal motives—case in point: the pipeline is directly tied to the economic and financial interest of President-elect, Donald Trump. Moreover, we’re the generation that is going to be impacted most by environmental and economic changes.

WHERE WE ARE NOW

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

  • The impact social media has had on this issue.
  • Racial tensions in the United States
  • The role Native American populations play in publicity of environmental issues