Chance the Rapper, Talib Kweli, T.I., and others react to the #DAPL news.
Activists who have been protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline scored a massive victory yesterday when the Army Corp of Engineers announced that it would look for an alternate pipeline route. It had been planned to pass underneath a lake near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, a route that members of the tribe and their supporters feared would threaten their water supply and sacred sites.
The decision may be short-lived; President-elect Trump reportedly owns a stake on the company building the $3.8 billion pipeline and supports its completion.
Standing Rock Vibes...🌊 pic.twitter.com/BskgQuDyIi— Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) December 5, 2016
The people that defended Standing Rock are American Heroes. God bless you— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) December 4, 2016
Raindrops— Zachary Fox (@zackfox) December 5, 2016
Shoutout my niggas at standing rock
*checks swatch* https://t.co/m07XAQ7TAS— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) December 4, 2016
reading this great news about the pipeline reroute. seems too good to be true.— dadmustfish (@atmosphere) December 4, 2016
had to check my calendar app to make sure it's still 2016.
Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) December 5, 2016
Pay attention to DAPL looks like the protesting may have worked....— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) December 4, 2016
Solid proof that people coming together can change things for the better. https://t.co/5fLEGFYpmR— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) December 4, 2016