Surprising decision: After months of protests against the construction of the oil pipeline in North Dakota, the project was stopped now. In the past few weeks, there have been brutal battles between national guerrillas and the police. The Secretary of State for Civilian Affairs of the US Army announced that together with the Sioux tribe and operators of the pipeline, they should seek other solutions in transparent talks. Dave Archambault II, head of the Standing Rock Sioux, said his tribe and all Indians would be eternally grateful to the government of President Barack Obama. The course of history had been corrected.
The Indians had rejected the $ 4 billion project from the very beginning. It is finished except for the missing piece under Lake Oahe, whose construction was now held by the Army. This does not mean a final victory for the project opponents, but it temporarily defuses the escalation. Obamas designated successor, Donald Trump, supports the construction of the pipeline.