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Permit for Dakota Access oil pipeline granted by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Permit for Dakota Access oil pipeline granted by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (NittyG  / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Over a year ago a judge ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would again need to review the environmental impact of the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline. The Army Corps has now completed that second review and renewed the permit for the pipeline.

The Army Corps says in its decision that granting the permit and right of way for the company under federally owned land “does not result in disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects on minority populations, including tribes, and low-income populations.”

The decision is a setback for a wide range of pipeline protesters but mostly for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, which has long opposed the pipeline and also filed a lawsuit against the Army Corps in order to force them to redo the environmental review. While the judge's ruled can be seen as a partial victory for the tribe, the judge also ruled that the pipeline may continue operations during the review process.

It is unclear if the tribe will continue to legally oppose the pipeline. Back in June the pipeline marked its first year of operations.

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