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Dakota Access Pipeline to go into service on May 14

18 April 2017

The controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, which runs from western North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois, will begin interstate crude oil delivery on May 14, according to a filing with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by Operator Energy Transfer Partners LP. 

Dakota Access Pipeline under construction - Image: Shutterstock
Dakota Access Pipeline under construction - Image: Shutterstock

The $3.8 billion project became a focus of international attention, drawing protesters from around the world, after a Native American tribe sued to block completion of the final link of the pipeline through a remote part of North Dakota. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe said the pipeline would desecrate a sacred burial ground and that any oil leak would poison the tribe's water supply.

Thousands of protesters demonstrated in North Dakota and Washington, D.C., many staying to support the tribe in a makeshift camp near the pipeline's construction site last fall. Many opponents also said reliance on the pipeline and the petroleum it was intended to carry would exacerbate climate change.

The outgoing administration of Democratic President Barack Obama said it would reconsider the
But that move was quickly reversed after the inauguration of Republican President Donald Trump in January.




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