"The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Sunday it turned down a permit for a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota, in a victory for Native Americans and climate activists who have protested against the project for several months.
A celebration erupted at the main protest camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, where the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and others have been protesting the 1,172-mile (1,885-km) Dakota Access Pipeline for months.
It may prove to be a short-lived victory, however, because Republican President-elect Donald Trump has stated that he supports the project. Trump takes over from Democratic President Barack Obama on Jan. 20 and policy experts believe he could reverse the decision if he wanted to."
Ernest Scheyder and Valerie Volcovici report for Reutes December 4, 2016.
"Army Will Deny Easement, Halting Work On Dakota Access Pipeline" (Washington Post)
"Dakota Pipeline Project Halted as Obama Administration Denies Permit for Last Leg" (Wall Street Journal)
"Army Blocks Drilling of Dakota Access Oil Pipeline" (New York Times)
"Attorney General Lynch Sends Federal Mediators To Defuse Standoff Over Dakota Access Pipeline" (Washington Post)
"Federal Government Blocks Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Route" (Associated Press)
"U.S. Veterans Build Barracks For Pipeline Protesters In Cold" (Reuters)
"Reckoning at Standing Rock" (High Country News)
"Obama Administration Blocks Dakota Pipeline, Angering Trump Allies" (Politico)
"At Dakota Pipeline Protest, Activists Celebrate, Mindful Fight Isn't Over" (Reuters)
"Obama Admin Denies Final Easement For Pipeline" (EnergyWire)
"Ryan: Dakota Pipeline Pause Is ‘Big-Government Decision-Making At Its Worst’" (The Hill)
"Emergency Officials Pledge To Protect Pipeline Protesters" (The Hill)