Trump Administration Pushes For Dakota Access Pipeline To Move Forward

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The winter sun shines down Flag Road from the east in the Oceti Sakowin camp where Dakota Access Pipeline protesters settled in for the winter outside of Cannon Ball, N.D. on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. (Evan Frost, MPR News)

The Army Corps of Engineers has been told to green light construction of the last stretch of the Dakota Access Pipeline. That’s the part that goes under the Missouri River upstream of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation.

Hundreds of tribe members, environmentalists and others protested the pipeline for months last year, until, in December, President Obama told the Army Corps to halt construction.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson gets an update on the story from Leigh Paterson (@Sclaterpee), a reporter for Here & Now contributor Inside Energy.

Correction: A previous version of this post’s headline stated that the easement for the pipeline has been granted. We regret the error.

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