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The Indigenous Environmental Network Responds to U.S. Court of Appeals Injunction Denial to Halt DAPL Construction within 20 Miles of Missouri River


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The Indigenous Environmental Network Responds to U.S. Court of Appeals Injunction Denial to Halt DAPL Construction within 20 Miles of Missouri River

Indigenous Environment Network

CANNON BALL, ND - The U.S. Court of Appeals Sunday night rejected the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s request for a temporary injunction to halt construction of the Dakota Access pipeline thru traditional unceded Oceti Sakowin treaty lands near the Missouri River. The three-judge panel issued its decision Sunday after hearing oral arguments from lawyers representing the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and pipeline developers Energy Transfer Partners earlier this week.

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What a shell game is being played by the courts! As long as the tribe still has the ongoing lawsuit, filed in July, against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over its permitting of the pipeline to cross the Missouri River just north of the reservation, the injunction to halt DAPL Construction within 20 miles of the Missouri River. Until this first lawsuit it resolved, there should be no further construction allowed on the Dakota Access Pipeline.