Proof that your voice can be heard!
Over the weekend, protesters at the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota had A LOT to celebrate as the Army Corps of Engineers refused to grant permission to extend the project under a Missouri river reservoir!
The Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners‘ four-state, $3.8 billion endeavor has faced protests for MONTHS. The Standing Rock Sioux believe the current proposal would potentially threaten their water source and just want to find another solution.
Now that the Energy Transfer Partners were denied their permit, the ACE has vowed to look into rerouting the pipeline!
Even though this is a HUGE victory, several protesters have said they’re staying put to see things out, at least for a bit, while other supporters — including A-listers like Mark Ruffalo and Taraji P. Henson — took to Twitter to share their excitement!
Ch-ch-check out all the celebs who threw some love towards the cause (below), and let us know if you’re happy about the decision to reroute the pipe!
This is what democracy looks like. Must continue fight to keep oil in ground. Grateful for sacrifices 1st Nations made to protect our water. https://t.co/TI41nTpqqd
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) December 4, 2016
Soul-stirring, historic protest. Saluting the tribes that stood together and made the world pay attention. #StandWithStandingRock #NoDAPL https://t.co/tLnGUdR26l
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Ava DuVernay (@ava) December 4, 2016
THIS IS A HUGE VICTORY!THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE STAND UP!THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE DEMAND JUSTICE! #NoDAPL #StandWithStandingRock https://t.co/NyNtVersAQ
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Matt McGorry (@MattMcGorry) December 4, 2016
Congrats ├░┼╕┼╜╦å ├░┼╕┼╜ΓÇ░ protesters of #NoDAPL #StandingRock @MarkRuffalo @BernieSanders @SusanSarandon @rosariodawson @CNN @KeithOlbermann pic.twitter.com/AUPUN2m6Y8
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ John Leguizamo (@JohnLeguizamo) December 4, 2016
A few celebs even took to Instagram, including Mark with an extra message, to share:
Dakota Access Pipeline Denied by Army Corps of Engineers! No win is ever permanent but we can rejoice today because together we created greater justice in the world, we opened the door to heal the old wounds sustained by our indigenous people. President Obama will leave the White House as a great chief of America for this. We must all thank the Native Youth who started this movement who started the camp and ran all over the USA to stop this from happening. It is for them, the unborn and the voiceless that we persist in the struggle. We must also have compassion for the Police who were on the other side of this struggle but are still our brothers and sisters. #BlackEagle #standingrocksioux #peacefulwarrior #NoDAPL #LegacyA video posted by Mark Ruffalo (@markruffalo) on Dec 4, 2016 at 2:25pm PST
Thank You #WaterProtectors! The People United Can Never Be Defeated!!! Though every #victory needs to be safeguarded with #vigilance in order to be built upon we can still #rejoice today…!! #MniWiconi #TakeAStand #PowerToThePeople #WaterIsLife #UpToUs #StandWithStandingRock #OurRevolutionA photo posted by rosariodawson (@rosariodawson) on Dec 4, 2016 at 6:25pm PST
CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU to all of the Brave men and women who have worked so hard to protect the land and the water of Standing Rock, NORTH DAKOTA. “Today, the US Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will not be granting the easement to cross Lake Oahe for the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline,” Standing Rock Sioux Tribal chairman Dave Archambault II said in a statement sent to BuzzFeed News. “Instead, the Corps will be undertaking an environmental impact statement to look at possible alternative routes.” This is a huge victory for America. #nopipeline #nodaplA photo posted by Troian Bellisario (@sleepinthegardn) on Dec 4, 2016 at 5:40pm PST
We’re definitely interested to see what other solution the Army Corps of Engineers comes up with, but until then, we’re cheering for the Standing Rock Sioux!