Pipeline protest ruling

Photo: KFYR

Bismarck, N.D. (KFYR) — A motion by the Standing Rock Sioux Nation to stop construction on a $4 billion oil pipeline was denied today by a federal judge.

The tribe, joined by thousands of Native Americans from across the country has held protests at standing rock against the pipeline.

The project would run more than a thousand miles from North Dakota to Illinois and cross the Missouri river.

They say it will damage their water supply and that it violates several federal laws, including the National Historic Preservations Act.

Meanwhile, the tribe had gone to court, seeking an injunction to stop construction. That was denied by the judge today.

However, Judge James Boasberg in Washington ordered both sides to appear for a status conference on September 16th.

© 2024 KOBI-TV NBC5. All rights reserved unless otherwise stated.

Skip to content