US court orders Dakota Access oil pipeline to be emptied, shut
10 July 2020 | 12:22 pm
A judge ruled that the pipeline must be drained within 30 days pending an environmental assessment. The ruling marks a victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, which said the pipeline threatened its clean water.
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