Trump Administration Pushes For Dakota Access Pipeline To Move Forward03:38
Download

Play
The winter sun shines down Flag Road from the east in the Oceti Sakowin camp where Dakota Access Pipeline protesters settled in for the winter outside of Cannon Ball, N.D. on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. (Evan Frost, MPR News)
The winter sun shines down Flag Road from the east in the Oceti Sakowin camp where Dakota Access Pipeline protesters settled in for the winter outside of Cannon Ball, N.D. on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. (Evan Frost, MPR News)
This article is more than 2 years old.

The Army Corps of Engineers has been told to green light construction of the last stretch of the Dakota Access Pipeline. That's the part that goes under the Missouri River upstream of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation.

Hundreds of tribe members, environmentalists and others protested the pipeline for months last year, until, in December, President Obama told the Army Corps to halt construction.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson gets an update on the story from Leigh Paterson (@Sclaterpee), a reporter for Here & Now contributor Inside Energy.

A protest camp opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline sits under a supermoon. (Brian Malone/Fast Forward Productions, LLC)
A protest camp opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline sits under a supermoon. (Brian Malone/Fast Forward Productions, LLC)

Correction: A previous version of this post's headline stated that the easement for the pipeline has been granted. We regret the error.

This segment aired on February 1, 2017.

Related:

Support the news

+Join the discussion
TwitterfacebookEmail

Support the news