Standing Rock is burning in the snow and departing water protectors grieve DAPL progress

A lone water protector surveys the now-empty Standing Rock Oceti Sakowin camp. (Credit: Salon/Charlie May)

Wednesday marked a last stand of sorts at Standing Rock, South Dakota, where about 200 to 300 “water protectors” have remained for months to protest completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would transport 470,000 barrels of oil a day across four states. The Army Corps of Engineers has ordered that the Oceti Sakowin camp near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation be closed at 2...


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