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Tribe files formal request for hearing on pipeline expansion


August 6, 2019

Mike McCleary – Associated Press

A crowd of Dakota Access Pipeline protesters marched out of the Oceti Sakowin camp near Cannon Ball, N.D., on Feb. 22, 2017. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe is fighting an expansion of the pipeline in court.

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Standing Rock Sioux have requested a hearing on a plan by the developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline to double the line's capacity, a move the tribe believes multiplies the risk of an oil spill.

Doubling the pipeline's capacity increases the "consequences as well as the likelihood" of an oil spill, Tribal Chairman Mike Faith said in a letter to state regulators.


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