Pipeline Builder in North Dakota says Line is Being Attacked

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The company’s not giving details but the builder of the Dakota Access pipeline protested by Oklahoma environmentalists and Native Americans in North Dakota claims the line has been targeted with “coordinated physical attacks.”

It’s the claim in court filings where the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is still fighting the completion of the line. The builder filed a status report with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and referred to “recent coordinated physical attacks along the pipeline that pose threats to life, physical safety and the environment.”

No other details were available and much of the filing was redacted by company attorneys.

It had originally been stated the pipeline could be ready to transport oil on Monday but the court filing indicated it was not happening.

“These coordinated attacks will not stop line-fill operations. With that in mind, the company now believes that oil may flow sometime this week,” stated the filing.

 

 

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