Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman releases statement on temporary restraining order ruling

David Archambault II, Chairman of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, released a statement Tuesday on the temporary restraining order ruling by the U.S. District Court:

"Today’s denial of a temporary restraining order against Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) west of Lake Oahe puts my people’s sacred places at further risk of ruin and desecration.

We are disappointed that the U.S. District Court’s decision does not prevent DAPL from destroying our sacred sites as we await a ruling on our original motion to stop construction of the pipeline."