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Following Study, Army Corps Needs More Study to Decide Dakota Access Route

As the protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline continue, so does the legal wrangling.
November 17, 2016, 2pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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A Dakota Access Pipeline protest in Salt Lake City at the end of December.
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"The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Monday that it needs more information before it can decide whether to allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to be built along its planned route," reports Rebecca Hesher.

Following a review of the proposed route the Army Corps "concluded that more study was needed before it could grant the pipeline company the easement it needs to cross under a section of the Missouri River," adds Hesher.

The review followed a September decision by the Department of Justice, the Department of the Army, and the Department of the Interior to halt construction, despite a decision by a U.S. District Court in Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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Published on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 in KUOW
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