Tribe Fights Back. RE: Dakota Pipeline

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An American-Indian Tribe is now filing a legal challenge to stop the Dakota Access oil pipeline from being completed, according to latest reports.

The Cheyenne River Sioux tribe has concerns that the $3.8 billion pipeline may contaminate drinking water.  

Despite the Dallas-based pipeline developer’s claims that the pipeline is safe, the AP reports the tribe filed a legal challenge on Thursday in Washington, D.C. in an attempt to stop its completion.

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President Donald Trump recently signed an executive action in January, giving the Army Corps of engineers permission to move forward with construction. The tribe is arguing that action violates their treaty rights.

funcrunch-20161115-9203Energy Transfer Partners, the pipeline developer, has already begun the final stages of completing the pipeline, which crosses the Missouri River in southern North Dakota.

Standing Rock Sioux, another American-Indian tribe, had stalled the competition of the pipeline for months, but they were unsuccessful, as Trump gave permission to complete the project despite opposition.


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