Big news regarding the much-protested Dakota Access Pipeline.
The Department of the Army has halted the project.
It will not approve plans to have the pipeline cross under a lake on the Standing Rock reservation.
Instead, the department will look for a different route.
In a statement released Sunday, the Army’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy said despite conversations with both parties, “It”s clear that there’s more work to do, the best way to complete that work responsibly and expeditiously is to explore alternate routes for the pipeline crossing.”
The pipeline is projected to transport approximately 470,000 barrels of oil per day. The current proposed pipeline route would cross Lake Oahe, an Army Corps of Engineers project on the Missouri River.