Senator Bernie Sander has joined with four other Senators in order to call on President Obama to bring a halt to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline so that a full environmental and cultural review can be completed.
Sanders, Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) all signed the letter which called for the revoking of all permits and easements until the proper investigations can be made.
This request echoes those made in recent weeks, though previous efforts have been overturned by local courts or ignored by the construction company altogether.
The protests at the site of the proposed pipeline have continued for months as Native Americans and activist allies join together to try and stop what they view as an attack both on the environment, and on their history and culture.
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