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    Controversial Dakota Access Pipeline Approved

    City Hall won this one. Following President Donald Trump’s order to expedite the Dakota Access Pipeline’s construction, the U.S. Army confirmed yesterday that it will grant the last permit needed to complete the project. The Standing Rock Sioux and environmental activists have protested the $3.8 billion pipeline for months, winning wider support in the fall after clashes with law enforcement turned violent. With the last phase of the 1,170-mile pipeline almost ready, some estimate it could be operational as early as June. The Standing Rock tribe has vowed to contest the decision.

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