Dakota Access pipeline: US denies key permit, a win for Standing Rock protesters

Dakota Access pipeline: US denies key permit, a win for Standing Rock protesters

The Army Corps of Engineers will not grant the permit for the Dakota Access pipeline to drill under the Missouri river, the army announced on Sunday, handing a major victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe after a months-long campaign against the pipeline. Assistant secretary for civil works Jo-Ellen Darcy announced the decision on Sunday, with the army saying it was based on “a need to explore alternate routes” for the crossing. “Although we have had continuing discussion and exchanges of new information with the Standing Rock Sioux and Dakota…

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Standing Rock protest: Companies attack Dakota Pipeline ruling

Standing Rock protest: Companies attack Dakota Pipeline ruling

Two firms behind a controversial oil pipeline in the US have accused the White House of political interference for failing to approve its completion. The US Army said it would not authorise the final section of the Dakota Access Pipeline to allow alternative routes to be considered. The decision is a win for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe who have protested against the pipeline for months. But the next US president, Donald Trump, says he supports the project. The multi-billion, 1,200-mile (1,900 km) pipeline, crossing four states, is intended to…

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