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Mon Jan 7, 2019, 07:08 PM

Judge allows tribes to challenge Corps' Dakota Access study

Last edited Mon Jan 7, 2019, 08:10 PM - Edit history (1)

Source: Associated Press

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press
Updated 4:18 pm CST, Monday, January 7, 2019

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) A federal judge is allowing four Native American tribes in the Dakotas to challenge the recent conclusion of federal officials that a Dakota Access oil pipeline spill wouldn't unfairly affect them, further prolonging a court case that has lingered for more than two years.

The Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, Yankton and Oglala Sioux sued in July 2016 and are still fighting even though the $3.8 billion pipeline began moving North Dakota oil to Illinois in 2017. They fear environmental harm should the pipeline spill into the Missouri River, which they rely on for drinking water, fishing and religion.

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in June 2017 ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to do more study on the pipeline's impacts on tribes. The agency last fall completed more than a year of additional work that it said backed up its earlier determination that the pipeline does not pose a higher risk of adverse impacts to minorities.

The tribes contend the Corps has simply rubber-stamped earlier conclusions that were welcomed by President Donald Trump after he took office. The tribes maintain the Corps either didn't allow them adequate input or didn't give enough weight to the information they provided. The Corps has said the tribes have been difficult to work with.



Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/texas/article/Judge-allows-tribes-to-challenge-Corps-Dakota-13514990.php



On edit:

Returned to substitute the REAL headline.

Sorry.....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 07:14 PM

1. I like the article but the headline does not fit the content of the article.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 08:09 PM

4. Wow, I feel silly. I've got that headline right here, and I'm a changin' it.

Very embarrassing.

Thanks for pointing it out. Yikes.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 07:18 PM

2. There appears to be...

a disconnect here between title and subject.

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Response to Snackshack (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 08:11 PM

5. I just changed it a moment ago. Sorry for that silliness. Thank you. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 07:49 PM

3. one good link (of many) to the story

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Response to cojoel (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 08:13 PM

6. Thank you for posting the link to the original headline, cojoel.

I did get it in the wrong place.

Very kind.

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