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Appeals court refuses to stop oil in Dakota Access pipeline

AP  |  Bismarck (US) 

An appeals has refused to stop the imminent flow of through the Dakota Access pipeline.

The US of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today denied a request from the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes for an emergency order. That means the pipeline to move North Dakota to Illinois could be operating as early as Monday.

The Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes have been trying to stop that from happening while their legal challenge against the pipeline proceeds.

The USD 3.8 billion pipeline will move North Dakota to Illinois. The tribes fear it could harm their water supply. Dallas-based pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners disputes that.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, March 19 2017. 01:42 IST