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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe prepares to push back against Trump’s Dakota Access Pipeline order | The Seattle Times

A section of the Dakota Access Pipeline under construction near the town of St. Anthony in Morton County, N.D., in September 2016. (Tom Stromme / The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)

While President Trump issued an executive order Tuesday intended to advance construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, restarting the stalled project may not be simple.

Jan Hasselman, attorney for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota, said Tuesday the tribe would push back with a lawsuit defending the decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to undertake a full environmental-impact review that includes looking at alternative routes for the 1,100-mile oil pipeline through four states.

The tribe has opposed the pipeline out of concern a spill could pollute drinking water in the Missouri River and threaten Native American cultural sites.

Source: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe prepares to push back against Trump’s Dakota Access Pipeline order | The Seattle Times

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