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Judge won't grant injunction to protect sacred sites in DAPL path


The #NoDAPL fight continues even after the Obama administration put a crucial portion of the controversial project on hold.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe celebrated on Friday after learning that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers won't allow construction at a key site near the #NoDAPL resistance camps in North Dakota. But they quickly moved for an injunction in federal court to protect cultural sites and burial grounds that aren't covered by the administration's extraordinary action.

Their request, however, has been rejected. On Monday morning, Judge James Boasberg denied the tribes' motion, noting that the partnership behind the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline, a 1,172-mile crude oil infrastructure project, has agreed to hold off on construction in certain areas until this Friday.


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