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Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Begins Despite Standing Rock Sioux Objections

 


In the midst of an ongoing effort by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other entities to prevent construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the company Dakota Access LLC has begun construction of the 1,150-mile project, which will carry crude oil from western North Dakota to Illinois.

Construction has begun in North Dakota, South Dakota and Illinois, but not yet in Iowa, where regulators have declined to allow construction just yet. In consideration of the environmental impact of the project and other safety concerns, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has not yet issued permits for the project to cross the Missouri River—Standing Rock’s main water source—or the Mississippi.

Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/05/23/dakota-access-pipeline-construction-begins-despite-standing-rock-sioux-objections-164566

 

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