In a victory the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is calling "a game changer," three Federal agencies blocked the construction of a pipeline at Lake Oahe. N.D.
The Aug. 27 march to the main gate of the construction site was even bigger than the day before, with a motorcade following to transport the elders.
"I am reporting from our first day at the protest camp, Oceti Sakowin, where history is being made."
The Standing Rock Sioux tribe has mounted a massive protest to block construction of a dangerous pipeline.
"We must protect workers, communities and the environment. This is not just a political issue; this is a life and death issue."
What felt distant has become much closer. What could be safely put off can no longer be shoved aside.
Naysayers view informed access to their genetic profile through glasses that only see morals and money, not the promise of public science for public good.
Cleaning up the environment is "an economic tool" to provide good jobs for U.S. workers, he says.
The movement to save the bees recently got a shot - or perhaps a sting - in the arm.
Researchers are urging Congress to fund a new center for the study of veterans' exposure to toxic substances.