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Tribes’ Dakota Access Win Resounding, But Vulnerable – Law360

Law360, New York (December 5, 2016, 10:39 PM EST) — Native American tribes opposing the Dakota Access pipeline scored a major win Sunday when the Obama administration refused to grant permission to finish work on the project in North Dakota, but their elation may be only temporary as either federal courts or the incoming Trump team could put the controversial pipeline back on track.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Sunday that it wouldn’t issue an easement for the $3.8 billion crude oil pipeline on agency land at Lake Oahe in North Dakota, saying it will..

Source: Tribes’ Dakota Access Win Resounding, But Vulnerable – Law360

This is Obama’s gift so he looks better leaving office but we all know it’s not over. And there is another purpose – perhaps many will leave thinking it is over and it will be very hard to marshal the activists back once they’ve cleared out.

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