Breaking: Army Corps of Engineers Denies DAPL Easement

In a story with the headline: Federal government blocks Dakota Access oil pipeline route, the Star Tribune reports the following:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won’t grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten a water source and cultural sites.

North Dakota’s leaders criticized the decision, with Gov. Jack Dalrymple calling it a “serious mistake” that “prolongs the dangerous situation” …

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