Dakota Access Opponents Want Action

Opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline called for protests around the world Wednesday as the Army prepared to greenlight the final stage of the $3.8 billion project’s construction. The Army said Tuesday that it will allow the four-state pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota, the last big chunk of construction. The Standing Rock Sioux, which has led the battle against the project for months, promised to fight the development in court. The Army’s permission could come as early as Wednesday. The Justice Department said in court documents filed Tuesday that the Army intends to cancel further environmental study and allow the Lake Oahe crossing. The Army is involved in pipeline approval under the river because the Army Corps of Engineers branch manages the river and its system of hydroelectric dams, which is owned by the federal government.


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