“We do environmental impact statements for dog parks. We do EISs for restoration activities and drinking water plants. The idea that we will be routing a 30-inch pipeline carrying almost 600,000 barrels a day of crude oil underneath a waterway that serves 17 million people, without an EIS, is completely nuts. That’s not a technical legal term—that’s just a statement of fact.”
— Earthjustice attorney Jan Hasselman, lead counsel to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, sat down for a discussion about the historic legal case to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline and what lies ahead.