The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe released a statement Sunday stating it has filed a temporary retraining order against Dakota Access Pipeline.
According to Tribal Chairman David Archambault II, Saturday, Dakota Access Pipeline and Energy Transfer Partners used bulldozers to disturb “burial sites, prayer sites and culturally significant artifacts.”
“The desecration of these ancient places has already caused the Standing Rock Sioux irreparable harm. We’re asking the court to halt this path of destruction,” he says.
Archambault also says more harmful work was done by Dakota Access Pipeline early Sunday morning.
The request for a restraining order will stop additional construction work two miles west of Highway 1806.
A judge rules on the Tribe’s previous motion to stop construction Sept. 9.