- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 8, 2016

Ben Affleck and numerous “Justice League” stars have come out swinging on behalf of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota.

Dakota Access has been hampered by environmentalists and Standing Rock Sioux since April from building its $3.7 billion oil pipeline to Illinois. Thousands of activists converged on the Morton County location in recent weeks, spurred on in part by celebrities like Mr. Affleck, Ray Fisher, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa and Ezra Miller.

“As a gang of Earth defenders, we want to send a big shout-out to the Oceti Sakowin and those that stand with them in opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline. To get involved in this movement, go to sacredstonecamp.org,” Mr. Miller said in a Change.org video uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday.

The actor will play The Flash in “Justice League,” which is scheduled for a Nov. 16, 2017, release.

Roughly 200 environmentalists and tribes are camped out near the merging point of the Missouri and Cannon Ball rivers as legal haggling with Dakota Access continue. The company agreed on Tuesday to temporarily halt some of its work at sites the tribe says are sacred.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia will issue a ruling on Friday that may require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw permits for the project, Reuters reported Wednesday.

Judge James Boasberg also issued a partial restraining order on Tuesday against the company after a weekend of clashes with protesters. 

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