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Tribes denied request to block completion of Dakota pipeline

 

 

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Petroleumworld.com 02 14 2017

A U.S. federal judge denied a request by Native American tribes seeking a halt to construction of the final link in the Dakota Access Pipeline on Monday.

Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District of Columbia circuit, at a hearing, rejected the request from the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes, who had argued that the project will prevent them from practicing religious ceremonies at a lake they say is surrounded by sacred ground.



Reporting By Tim Gardner in Washington; Editing by Chris Reese from Reuters.

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