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Court Denies Standing Rock Request to Stop Construction of DAPL

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's request for an injunction to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) by Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners. The Sunday, October 9 judgment means that construction can proceed on private land while the project is still halted on federal lands. The tribe is appealing the ruling, and it remains to be seen whether Energy Transfer Partners will honor the Department of Justice request to voluntarily halt construction.
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