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Three pipeline setbacks in two days, and pressure intensifies on Minnesota project


Richard Tsong-Taatarii – Star Tribune

A fight since 2016: On New Year's Eve, water protectors brought Native American themed flags up to the top of Turtle Island, a sacred location where Standing Rock members are buried. The activists camped nearby in winter, hoping to stop drilling permits for the Dakota Access pipeline.

Story by Mike Hughlett • Photo by Richard Tsong-Taatarii • Star Tribune staff

The oil and gas industry has been stunned in the past two days by three more big pipeline setbacks, including a court-ordered temporary closure of the Dakota Access, the main artery for North Dakota's crude.

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Monday ordered the Dakota Access pipeline to shut down for a more thorough environmental review - three years after it began operating.


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