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Tribe, corps side against Dakota Access in court claim

 

January 10, 2017



A lawsuit that originally pitted the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for improperly authorizing the Dakota Access Pipeline, now has both parties on the same side: They both are refuting the pipeline’s claim that it has all the necessary permission to bore under the Missouri River/Lake Oahe near the tribe’s reservation boundary.

The tribe and the corps filed briefs Friday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., asking the judge to dismiss the pipeline’s suit against the corps, in which Dakota Access claims the agency had issued all the necessary permissions and permits to allow the company to proceed with the critical river crossing, which has been stalled for months at a huge expense to the company in undelivered crude oil contracts.

http://bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/tribe-corps-side-against-dakota-access-in-court-claim/article_7e45d0e5-7e49-5a10-b3cd-38ca44d515e9.html

 

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