The fight is not over. But the temporary success of Dec. 4th, requiring an Environmental Impact Statement has given way to Trump’s Executive Order and the US Army Corps of Engineers closed down the process of getting comments on the EIS and issued the easement summarily, allowing construction to continue. On Feb 9th the Cheyenne River Sioux filed action in court against the easement. Standing Rock Sioux has joined in this legal action which will be heard on Fe. 13th. Energy Transfer Partner says it will be at least 83 days from the date easement was granted before oil will flow through the pipeline. Finances are more difficult. It has become more costly and has less likelihood of financial success due to the glut in the market and the price of oil being so low.
For the peaceful protectors, especially those in jail. Please do these things:
To comment on the actions of the US Army Corps of Engineers you could call at the numbers below but this is not being requested:
Exec. Office: 202 761-0001 or Legal 202 761-0018
White House Comment Line is open now
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Divest from the banks funding the pipeline and write a letter to your the bank as you do it. (in Marin, this includes Citibank, Wells Fargo, Chase, Bank of America, US Bank, Bank of the West (owned by BNP Paribas) and Union Bank (owned by Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UKJ) You can go to www.defunddapl.org to record it and put a selfie of you on there as you did it.
This should help you in the process with names of banks you could switch your money to in Marin: http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/350bayarea/mailings/853/attachments/original/Move_My_Money_1.26.17.pdf
Sites to help with donations:
The legal defense fund is most important right now: https://fundrazr.com/d19fAf
Oceti Sakowin Camp: http://www.ocetisakowincamp.org
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe: http://standwithstandingrock.net/donate/
Sacred Stone Camp: http://sacredstonecamp.org
Honor the Earth: https://honorearth.nationbuilder.com/donate