"Energy Transfer Keeps Up Legal Pressure After Pipeline Defeat"

"The company building the Dakota Access Pipeline turned to a federal judge late on Monday for a permit to finish the job after the federal government ruled against the controversial pipeline.

The pipeline, which is being built by Energy Transfer Partners, has been the subject of protests from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and climate activists for months, due to its proximity to the tribe's reservation.

On Sunday, the federal government turned down ETP's request for an easement that will allow it to tunnel under the Missouri River, adjacent to the Standing Rock reservation. The tribe and others hailed the victory, even though they expected the fight with the company would continue. "

Mica Rosenberg and Ernest Scheyder report for Reuters December 6, 2016.


"Winter Storm Brings Disorder To Standing Rock Celebration" (Huffington Post)

"Demonstrators Battle Blizzard At Standing Rock" (AP/KARE)

"Standing Rock: Blizzard Hits Protesters As Controversial Pipeline Halted – In Pictures" (Guardian)

"Hundreds Take Shelter At Standing Rock Indian Reservation" (Bismarck Tribune)

"Western North Dakota Oil Pipeline Shut Down After Spill" (Reuters)

Source: Reuters, 12/07/2016