The Sioux have won. On Sunday December the United States Army Corps of Engineers announced they would not give permission to Dakota Access to complete construction of an oil pipeline that would have passed underneath the Missouri River and Lake Oahe, threatening the Standing Rock Indian Reservation’s only water supply. Alternate routes will now be explored.
Women working long hours for as little as $2.50 a day with no healthcare or pension. Children as young as eight doing hard physical labor, at the expense of school. Toxic chemicals causing serious injuries to workers without adequate safety equipment. According to a new report published today by Amnesty International, that’s the price we’re paying for cheap palm oil.