Tuesday, February 7, 2017
U.S. to grant final permit for controversial Dakota pipeline: court filing
The U.S. Army will grant the final permit for the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline after an order from President Donald Trump to expedite the project, despite opposition from Native American tribes and climate activists.
The protest against the $3.8 billion pipeline drew thousands of people to the North Dakota plains last year and attracted high-profile political and celebrity support.
The administration of former President Barack Obama delayed completion of the line pending a review of tribal concerns and last year ordered an environmental study.