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Dakota Access Pipeline Temporarily Halted By U.S. Appeals Court

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Demonstrators from the Keep It In The Ground campaign hold up signs while protesting in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images Demonstrators from the Keep It In The Ground campaign hold up signs while protesting in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Bloomberg‎, Sept 16, 2016

Work on Energy Transfer Partners LP’s Dakota Access pipeline will be temporarily stopped while an appeals court considers an emergency request by a Native American group claiming the project could destroy or damage sacred land.

Completion of the project stalled because the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said last week it won’t allow construction on federal land near Lake Oahe in North Dakota and South Dakota while it considers permits for that part project. The Corps announced the halt shortly after a federal judge rejected the tribe’s objections and let the project the go-ahead.

Friday’s order by a Washington federal appeals court stops construction within 20 miles of the lake…

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