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Obama's Decision On Dakota Pipeline Coming Sooner Than Expected


The Obama administration will issue a sooner-than-expected decision on the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) before the levers of executive power shift to President-elect Donald Trump.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers confirmed Friday that President Barack Obama is moving up his decision on a key easement allowing the pipeline’s developers to dig under Lake Oahe to complete the nearly $4 billion project.

Obama momentarily stopped pipeline construction in September, arguing the government needed more time to determine the project’s environmental impact.

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