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Controversial Dakota Access Pipeline Case Back in Federal Court


WASHINGTON (Gray DC) The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe was back in federal court on Wednesday, fighting to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

A federal appeals court panel had some tough questions for opponents of the $3.8 billion oil pipeline. Attorneys representing the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the Justice Department and Dakota Access presented their arguments before a panel of three judges.

The three judges were aggressive in their questioning frequently interrupting testimony and asking for clarification, even appearing confused.That’s because attorneys representing the tribe have altered their original argument since presenting their case in District Court.


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