Federal Judge Denies Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Request to Halt Dakota Access Pipeline Construction
U.S. District Judge James Boasberg has denied the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's request to halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Earlier today, September 9th, Boasberg denied an injunction that would stop the construction of the pipeline, though the tribe's lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers will move forward, according to InForum.
A status conference has been scheduled for September 16th, where it is expected that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will file an appeal.
The Dakota Access Pipeline would stretch from North Dakota to Illinois and would have the capacity to carry more than 450,000 barrels of crude oil per day.
Protests at the Dakota Access Pipeline construction sites have been taking place throughout the summer and are expected to continue with today's ruling by Judge Boasberg.