October 19, 2016 Articles

Dakota Access Pipeline Fight Shines Light on Historic Preservation and Energy Projects

A company developing a pipeline project should always consider that it will need to work closely with tribal leaders and historic-preservation officers.

By Courtney Scobie – October 19, 2016

The Standing Rock Sioux recently lost their latest court battle against the Army Corps of Engineers related to the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. On October 9, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied the tribe an emergency injunction and dissolved an administrative injunction that had halted construction of the pipeline within 20 miles of Lake Oahe, the manmade lake bordering the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. 

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