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In the latest development in a months-long legal battle over the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline project, the acting secretary of the Army has ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to issue a permit for the pipeline's construction under a Missouri River reservoir. Robert Speer, acting Secretary of the Army, has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to "proceed" with issuing an easement needed to complete the final section of the pipeline, Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota announced on Tuesday evening. Comment?
Temperatures plunged to minus 20 degrees and lower across much of the northern Plains overnight as a fresh surge of bitter arctic air reached into the Midwest. Weather-related delays at Indianapolis International Airport caused about 100 passengers to spend the night in the terminal, but most travelers were on their way Sunday morning. Comment?
The decision to block construction of a controversial portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline could be overturned by Donald Trump. But it could also kindle new activism. Comment?
The Standing Rock Sioux tribe received notice that all lands north of the Cannonball River will be closed 'for safety concerns' on Dec. 5. Law enforcement officers and protesters clash near the site of the Dakota Access pipeline on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Cannon Ball, N.D. The clash came as protesters sought to push past a bridge on a state highway that had been blockaded since late October, according to the Morton County Sheriff's Office. The chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe said Friday that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to close an area where people have been camping for months to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Comment?
"Additional discussion and analysis" are necessary before the US Army Corps of Engineers can make a decision about whether to let construction proceed on the Dakota Access pipeline, the Army said on Monday. Following protests by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and their supporters, the Obama administration halted construction on the pipeline in September to review the permits for part of the pipeline that passes under Lake Oahe, a sacred site for the tribe. Comment?
In an interview with social media news organization NowThis, the president called for peace and restraint on both sides. He also said that the US Army Corps of Engineers is looking into alternative paths for the Dakota Access Pipeline. Comment?
A federal judge on Friday declined to halt pipeline construction, which the Standing Rock Sioux say encroaches on their sacred land. Tribal leaders say they will appeal. Comment?
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