Federal Government Moves to Halt Oil Pipeline Construction near Standing Rock and Tribal Land

“A federal judge ruled Friday against the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s request for a preliminary injunction to halt construction on the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline that the tribe says has endangered sacred burial grounds and could threaten its water supply. But that decision by District Judge James E. Boasberg was immediately put on hold by a Justice Department order to stop construction near the tribe’s reservation until the Army Corps of Engineers can revisit its previous decisions in the disputed portion. ederal government moves to halt oil pipeline construction near Standing Rock and tribal land.”
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