Crude Oil Begins To Flow Through Controversial Dakota Access Pipeline

Crude Oil Begins To Flow Through Controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.
Crude oil is now flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline, despite months of protests against it by Native American tribes and environmental groups.
It is expected to transport approximately 520,000 barrels of oil daily.
"But protests led to delays in permitting the final stretch of the pipeline under the Missouri River in North Dakota."
At least 761 people were arrested during the standoff, according to The Associated Press.
They fear that a pipeline leak could contaminate their drinking water and sacred lands.
"The tribe wants a judge to shut the pipeline down and says a thorough environmental review of the project must be completed," Sisk added.
During President Trump’s first month in office, he reversed a decision by the Obama administration and called on the Army to expedite the approval process for the section of the pipeline that had not yet been built.
As The Two-Way reported, a federal judge in March denied a motion for a preliminary injunction to stop construction, clearing the way for the completion of the pipeline.
The Associated Press described what happened: "The Dakota Access pipeline and a feeder line leaked more than 100 gallons of oil in western North Dakota in separate incidents in March, and the Dakota Access line leaked 84 gallons of oil in northern South Dakota in April.

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