Standing Rock has become a resistance to the Dakota Access pipeline since last year. Photo Credit: Jen Martel
Published January 30, 2017
WASHINGTON – U.S. District Judge James Boasberg ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers back to his court on February 6, 2017 with a timeframe for how long the Army Corps review will take.
In court on Monday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers indicated it doesn’t now have a timeframe on how long its review of the Dakota Access pipeline will take. Judge Boasberg held today’s hearing after President Donald Trump signed a presidential memorandum last Tuesday, January 24, 2017, ordering federal agencies, including the Army Corps “to expedite reviews and approvals for the remaining portions” of the pipeline.
Crowd at Standing Rock on Sunday afternoon, December 4th
On December 4, 2016, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it would not grant an easement to complete the Dakota Access pipeline.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe still has a suit pending in Judge Boasberg’s court that seeks to stop the pipeline from being completed.
Editor’s Note: This is a developing story. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is expected to release a statement later on Monday. Native News Online will update this story when it becomes available.