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CANNON BALL, North Dakota — The secretary of the Army Corps of Engineers told the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Sunday that the current route for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline will be denied.
Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II told NBC News that he was "thankful that there were some leaders in the federal government that realized that something is not right even though it's legal."
"This is something that will go down in history, and I know that it's a blessing for all indigenous peoples," he said.
The Army Corps released a statement saying it would not approve the easement that would have allowed the proposed pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe, a large reservoir on the Missouri River in North Dakota.