Oil Pipeline Appeal Denied
Sunday evening, a federal appeals court made a game-changing decision by denying the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s request to prevent the construction of a crude oil pipeline, which will run 1,172 miles through North and South Dakota, Iowa, and Illinois. The pathway of the pipeline happens to bump into the North Dakota reservation, allegedly disturbing sacred sites and concerning tribe members that the pipeline could threaten their water supply. Those in favor of the pipeline argue that it will be a source of job creation and self-reliance in the oil industry. With the decision made the construction of the pipeline will continue, but tribe leaders have stated they will continue to protest.
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