From Common Dreams:
“Sioux Vow to ‘Stand Strong’ as Judge Paves Way for DAPL Oil to Flow
DAPL may be operational as soon as next week, but tribes’ legal battle will continue after judge rejects injunction request by Nadia Prupis, staff writer, Published on Tuesday, March 07, 2017
The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) could be operational by next week, after a U.S. district judge in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday ruled against two tribes who had asked him to issue a preliminary injunction pausing construction.
The Standing Rock Sioux and the Cheyenne River Sioux said their legal battle would continue, despite Judge James Boasberg’s ruling.
“While this preliminary ruling is disappointing, it’s not surprising. It is very difficult to get an injunction in a case like this. The bigger legal battle is ahead—we stand strong,” said Dave Archambault II, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux.
The tribes had asked Boasberg…
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