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Dakota Access Pipeline Ordered To Shut Down

Cassi Alexander, NPR
Credit Chris Jordan-Bloch, Earthjustice
Jan Hasselman, Earthjustice, attorney for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in the battle against the Dakota Access pipeline.

Tribes and environmentalists are celebrating a federal ruling that the Dakota Access Pipeline must be shut down by Aug. 5. That order came out of a District of Columbia federal court on Monday, July 6. In briefs, DAPL supporters laid out the economic hardships of shutting down almost 1,200 miles of pipe. But an attorney for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says protecting water outweighs profit. Victoria Wicks has this story for South Dakota Public Broadcasting. Listen here:

Rapid City freelancer Victoria L. Wicks has been producing news for SDPB since August 2007. She Retired from this position in March 2023.
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