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Tribe Leader: Government Offered 'Check-in-the-Box' Consultation on Pipeline


February 16, 2017

The federal government only allowed the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to consult in superficial ways on the controversial Dakota Access pipeline, a tribal councilman said at House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on Wednesday.

Chad Harrison, a councilman at-large for the tribe, testified that the Army Corps of Engineers and Department of the Interior had effectively settled on a route for the pipeline before giving the tribe an opportunity to object.


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