Judge orders temporary block on Dakota pipeline construction after Native American protests

Last week, news programs were filled with awful images of law enforcement authorities clashing with Native Americans in North Dakota after construction crews destroyed sacred burial and cultural sites on private land in order to complete the construction of a four-state, $3.8 billion oil pipeline. The tribe fears the project will disturb other sacred sites and impact drinking water, but at least for now, they can rest easy after a federal appeals court order construction to stop within 20 miles of the lake while the court considers whether to order a longer delay.

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Judge orders temporary block on Dakota pipeline construction after Native American protests

Last week, news programs were filled with awful images of law enforcement authorities clashing with Native Americans in North Dakota after construction crews destroyed sacred burial and cultural sites on private land in order to complete the construction of a four-state, $3.8 billion oil pipeline. The tribe fears the project will disturb other sacred sites and impact drinking water, but at least for now, they can rest easy after a federal appeals court order construction to stop within 20 miles of the lake while the court considers whether to order a longer delay.

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