John Hoeven

Supporters say Dakota Access pipeline is back on. Activists counter: See you in court

Supporters say Dakota Access pipeline is back on. Activists counter: See you in court

The stalled Dakota Access pipeline project is back on, its supporters say, but opponents vow to continue to fight against the hotly debated project, most likely in court. 

The latest twist in the long-running battle over the oil pipeline came Tuesday when Kevin Cramer, a North Dakota congressman, tweeted, “Start your engines. #DAPL #Approved.” The Republican lawmaker added in a video statement: “Got word from the White House today and the Dakota Access pipeline now has its final green light. They’re notifying Congress immediately that these final few feet of this critical piece of infrastructure … will finally be completed.”

The $3.8-billion, 1,172-mile pipeline, which...

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