Dakota Access Pipeline Put On Hold As U.S. Army Corps Says More Study, Input Needed

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Hundreds of people marched peacefully on Sept. 4 to protest the destruction of sacred sites and burial grounds in the path of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. Dallas Goldtooth Hundreds of people marched peacefully on Sept. 4 to protest the destruction of sacred sites and burial grounds in the path of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. Dallas Goldtooth

Dakota Access Pipeline put on hold as government studies tribe’s concerns

Lynda V. Mapes | Seattle Times, Nov 14, 2016

No easement will be granted to drill under the Missouri River to complete the Dakota Access Pipeline as the feds call for more study of concerns raised by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.

In a victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the U.S. Army Corps announced Monday that it won’t grant an easement to allow completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline while it looks further into concerns raised by the tribe.

The Corps announced it would set a timeline with the tribe for further consideration of its concerns, including the risk of spills into the Missouri River…

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