For Immediate Release
In Victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Court Finds That Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the Law
Ruling: Trump administration shortcut environmental review; court seeks additional briefing on whether to shut down pipeline
WASHINGTON - The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe won a significant victory today in its fight to protect the Tribe’s drinking water and ancestral lands from the Dakota Access pipeline.
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