Dakota Ac­cess pipeline suit on hold dur­ing dis­pute

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BIS­MARCK | A law­suit from two Sioux tribes su­ing to stop the Dakota Ac­cess oil pipeline was put on hold while a sep­a­rate but re­lated court bat­tle over the project plays out.

Dal­las-based pipeline de­vel­oper

En­ergy Trans­fer Part­ners is ask­ing U.S. District Judge James Boas­berg in Washington, D.C., to rule that the com­pany re­ceived proper per­mis­sion from the Army Corps of En­gi­neers in July to lay pipe un­der a Mis­souri River reser­voir in North Dakota — the last re­main­ing chunk of con­struc­tion for the $3.8 bil­lion project.

The Army Corps ear­lier this month said more study was needed in light of con­cerns from the Stand­ing Rock Sioux that the pipeline could threaten cul­tural sites and drink­ing wa­ter.

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