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Student Commentary: Dayna Jones, 2L, writes about the Dakota Access Pipeline

October 06, 2016

  • The Little Missouri River flows through Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota
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Second-year law student Dayna Jones appears as a guest columnist for, a nonprofit organization that brings legal news and expert analysis to the public.

In her column, Jones discusses the intersection of law and environmental justice concerning the Standing Rock Sioux Nation that is opposing the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline which is slated to run under the Missouri river and through sacred tribal sites.

Read the article: The Dakota Access Pipeline: A Legal Environmental Justice Perspective

Jones is studying environmental and Indian law at Lewis & Clark. She is also involved with Lewis & Clark’s International Environmental Law Project clinic and is an intern with OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon.

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