US District Judge James Boasberg has finally ruled today denying the request from the Standing Rock Sioux to halt construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline near Bismark, North Dakota.
In his statement, the judge said, that the Army Corps of Engineers “has likely complied with the NHPA (National Historic Preservation Act) and that the Tribe has not shown it will suffer injury that would be prevented by any injunction.”
No reports at this point of what will happen now, if you recall from my previous report that the Governor has activated the National Guard to help local law enforcement with traffic, and whatever else they might be needed for. It has been reported that the Guard are not scheduled to be near any protest areas.
I expect more protests tonight and this weekend. Keep an eye on this story.