Serious safety, legal concerns hang over nearly operational Dakota Access Pipeline

Oil is slated to begin flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline as early as June 1, but legal questions and safety concerns continue to plague the controversial project. Construction of the pipeline was put on hold in December by then-President Barack Obama, only to be accelerated by President Donald Trump via an executive memorandum issued in January — but it still faces multiple outstanding legal challenges, questioning both the environmental impacts of the project and its potential impact on tribal nations. watch more..

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