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Appeals court refuses to stop oil in Dakota Access pipeline


March 20, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. | An appeals court on Saturday refused a request from two Native American tribes for an “emergency” order that would prevent oil from flowing through the Dakota Access pipeline.

The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit means the $3.8 billion pipeline to move North Dakota oil to a distribution point in Illinois could be operating as early as Monday, even as the tribes’ lawsuit challenging the project moves forward.


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