Oil to Start Flowing Through Dakota Access Pipeline This Week

20.03.2017 - Democracy Now!

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Oil to Start Flowing Through Dakota Access Pipeline This Week
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Oil could start flowing through the highly contested $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline as early as today. On Saturday, an appeals court rejected the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Nations’ request for an emergency injunction to stop the pipeline from becoming operational.

Meanwhile, the University of California’s chief investment officer has announced the university system is taking steps to divest from two companies behind the pipeline: Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco Logistics.

 

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