Presiding Bishop steps up support for Sioux over pipeline protest
by Gavin Drake
Source: Anglican Communion News Service
A temporary injunction to prevent construction of a controversial pipeline through indigenous burial grounds has been imposed by a US federal appeals court. The injunction – which covers construction within 20 miles on either side of Lake Oahe – will give the court more time to consider whether a permanent injunction should be imposed. The indigenous American Sioux group at the nearby Standing Rock reservation are protesting against the construction. They have the support of the US-based Episcopal Church and also the neighbouring Anglican Church of Canada.