Artists Stand with Standing Rock: Neil Young, Shailene Woodley, Chance the Rapper React to "No DAPL" Decision
Protests began at the site earlier this year, with thousands standing up to stop the construction of a pipeline they claimed would threaten the supply of clean drinking water and destroy sacred land.
Official government word dictates that pipeline owners Energy Transfer Partners LG should "explore alternate routes for the pipeline crossing." It's still unclear how or if U.S. president-elect Donald Trump (who has in the past voiced support for the construction of the pipeline) will be able to reverse the Army Corps' ruling once in office, but the current government's support for those at Standing Rock is certainly a symbolic lesson about the power of protest.
Many who had been offering support to Standing Rock in recent months declared yesterday's decision a victory, and plenty of Hollywood personalities and musicians have since taken to social media to celebrate.
Find a selection of those reactions below.
soooo how many #NoDAPL babies you think are going to be made tonight?! 👅— Shailene Woodley (@shailenewoodley) December 5, 2016
The people that defended Standing Rock are American Heroes. God bless you— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) December 4, 2016
Solid proof that people coming together can change things for the better. https://t.co/5fLEGFYpmR— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) December 4, 2016
My sister just called my from standing rock and said "twin I think we did it" I'm crying in the middle of apple bees 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭— kehlani (@Kehlani) December 4, 2016
PROOF THAT YOUR VOICE ACTUALLY MATTERS! 🙏🏼🙌🏼💪🏼😭 https://t.co/tAwL0a9y9E— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) December 4, 2016
Stunning victory at StandingRock! When's the last time the federal gov't was defeated by the Native peoples? Inspiration for what's ahead...— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) December 4, 2016