Celebrities React: Dakota Access Pipeline Stopped
Celebrities are reacting to the Army Corps of Engineers deciding on Sunday that it will stop work on the Dakota Access Pipeline and seek an alternative route. The news was naturally celebrated by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, which protested the pipeline because it was slated to go across their sacred land and could potentially have put their water supply at risk. Now, stars are sharing their reactions to the DAPL being halted.
Noting the work of the many protestors, Katy Perry tweeted, “PROOF THAT YOUR VOICE ACTUALLY MATTERS.” Rose McGowan wrote, “Yes! A win! #NoDAPL Dakota pipeline to be rerouted. They did it!!!!!!!!” “Protesting does no good huh???? Ahhh. Elated with this decision. A rose bud of hope in what has been a tragic, fearful fall! #VICTORY” added Beth Behrs.
Solange expressed, “So much respect and honor to/for you and your victory #standingrock #NoDAPL.” Sophia Bush offered, “Peaceful resistance, even in the face of human rights abuses, wins. Love wins. The arc of justice bends to what is good.” Mark Ruffalo stated on Instagram, “Dakota Access Pipeline Denied by Army Corps of Engineers! No win is ever permanent but we can rejoice today because together we created greater justice in the world, we opened the door to heal the old wounds sustained by our indigenous people.”
Sally Field exclaimed, “Bravo Army Corps of Engineers, bravo Standing Rock, bravo Sioux Nation. You’ve taught us all something of great value. Stand your ground!” Meanwhile Susan Sarandon tweeted, “This is what democracy looks like. Must continue fight to keep oil in ground. Grateful for sacrifices 1st Nations made to protect our water.” “It is so good to get some good news in these troubling times. #standingrock,” wrote Josh Gad.
Alyssa Milano noted, “Power of the people. We can make a difference. Never forget that.” Jennifer Beals expressed, “Just weeping with joy. All things are possible with communal love. Grace is still possible.” Billy Eichner joked, “Just FYI I am taking full responsibility for the Dakota Pipeline victory. I tweeted about it. Thank you.” And Pharrell Williams wrote, “Solid proof that people coming together can change things for the better.” Gossip Cop will continue to update as more celebrities react to work being stopped on the Dakota Access Pipeline.