(Undated) — The Department of Justice is weighing-in on the decision by a federal judge denying an attempt to stop the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. The pipeline is designed to transport oil from North Dakota through South Dakota, Iowa and into Illinois. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has been trying to stop the pipeline from crossing tribal sites of cultural and historical importance. Despite today’s court ruling to give the project the go-ahead, USA Today says the DOJ is having the Army Corps of Engineers review environmental issues surrounding the project before the Corps authorizes the building of the pipeline.
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