Chairman for Standing Rock Asks Obama to Halt Pipeline Before Trump Takes Office

Chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe Dave Archambault II is once again asking President Obama to halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, leaving a "true legacy" before President-elect Trump takes office.

The request came after the polls declared Trump as the winning U.S. President-elect for the next term, a man who has invested up to $1 million in Energy Transfer Partners, the parent company developing the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Archambault is urging Obama to use his power to give the children of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe hope for their future by stopping the pipeline that would potentially ruin water supply and destroy ancient artifacts and burial grounds in southern North Dakota.

A spokesman for the Department of Justice said in a statement Friday that the agency plans to announce its decision on a "path forward" for the easement needed for Dakota Access to build the pipeline underneath Lake Oahe in just a matter of days.

ABC News