“There has been a failure by Energy Transfer and its subsidiaries to respect our laws and our communities. This is not how we strive to do business in Pennsylvania, and it will not be tolerated.”
The cause of the spill is not yet clear and investigators have not yet confirmed its precise location.
"What happened here should serve as an example for the whole nation to unite behind the fight that the president is carrying out against this ill."
“The provincial and federal governments must revoke the permits for this project until the standards of free, prior and informed consent are met."
"This really is not as much about the monetary amount as it is about awareness and influencing future behavior."
"We are deeply disappointed Gov. Snyder approved legislation that will keep oil pumping through the damaged Line 5 Pipeline for another decade or more."
“Unfortunately, the companies and financiers behind DAPL presumed that compliance with national laws was sufficient for the project to move forward on Sioux territory rather than abiding by international human rights standards.”
“They wanted this one to happen quietly and under the radar.”
The court’s decision will require the Trump administration to review more thoroughly the potential negative impacts of the pipeline on the surrounding environment and climate change.