Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Halted Until August 24th
Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline has been put on hold until a Washington D.C. court date on Wednesday, August 24th.
According to ABC News, the developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline, Energy Transfer Partners, agreed to halt construction until a federal court hearing on Wednesday, which was brought on by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
The tribe is suing federal regulators who approved the permits that allow the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would move oil from North Dakota to Illinois, potentially polluting the water supply on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
This is just the latest in a long series of events surrounding the construction of the pipeline, which has included multiple arrests near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.
Countless celebrities have also come out against the Dakota Access Pipeline, including 'Divergent' star Shailene Woodley, who was in North Dakota recently to join in a protest at the construction site.