Tribe Fights Back. RE: Dakota Pipeline

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.

Related News: Final Decision Made On Dakota Pipeline Project

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.

H/T: AP

If you would like to receive Breaking News text alerts on a smartphone or tablet, download the DML APP which is completely FREE and easy to use. Go to the Google Play Store or the IOS App Store and search for DML APP. Be sure to keep the app’s notifications setting on. Another way to receive alerts is to text to 40404 the following message: follow @realdennislynch (be sure to put a space between the word follow and the @ symbol).

To see more stories like this, sign up below for Dennis Michael Lynch’s email newsletter.







 

Comment via Facebook