Published: Sat, March 11, 2017
Markets | By Erika Turner

Judge Rules Against Standing Rock, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes on DAPL

Judge Rules Against Standing Rock, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes on DAPL

The $3.8 billion pipeline would be the first to transport crude oil from Bakken shale, a vast oil formation in North Dakota, to refineries in the US Gulf Coast. On its website, Energy Transfer Partners notes that Lake Oahe already contains eight other pipelines.

The tribe has filed suit to stop construction in federal court.

Crude oil could begin moving in the Dakota Access Pipeline as early as next week, after a federal judge on Tuesday refused to block completion and operation of the almost done pipeline.

Grandma Redfeather of the Sioux Native American tribe walks in the snow to get water at the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D.

The company informed the court earlier this week that construction is progressing and the pipe could be carrying oil by sometime next week. "They said they weren't going to decide on the presidential memo and the very next day they decided on it".

"We have not lost this battle", Goldtooth said. The arguments remain the same: Lake Oahe is a major source of water for the Standing Rock community and the area contains religious sites, whose sanctity will be violated by the construction works.

A federal judge has denied the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe's request to block the final phase of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.

The main march Friday took place in Washington, D.C., but sister marches were also reported in Los Angeles, New York City, Washington state, Michigan, Nebraska and elsewhere into the weekend. EA-72) - reflected the partisan views of the pipeline company, Dakota Access LLC, and wasn't accurate.

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"Water is life", chanted Jobeth Brownotter, a Standing Rock member who travelled for 32 hours by bus from South Dakota.

While the tribe argued that its treaties with the United States provided access to fresh water, Boasberg countered that legal precedent defined that access in terms of agriculture, irrigation and drinking water, not access for religious purposes.

The Corps asserted that a previous environmental assessment - completed last July with a finding that the pipeline would have no significant impact on the human environment - was sufficient to grant the final permit for the pipeline to cross at Lake Oahe.

Spokeswoman Vicki Granado says it would take about three weeks to get the oil to IL.

The project is part of President Donald Trump's so-called "energy revolution".

On Friday, the two-mile "Native Nations March on DC" will lead participants from the Army Corps of Engineers office to a rally near the White House.

Native American leaders also plan to lobby politicians to protect tribal rights.

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