Tribal request for Dakota Access spill response plan granted
December 3, 2017
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers and the developer of the Dakota Access pipeline must complete an oil spill response plan for the stretch of pipe beneath the Missouri River in North Dakota, a federal judge ruled Monday.
U.S. District Judge James Boasberg's order grants a request by the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes for additional measures to protect the river's Lake Oahe reservoir. The tribes draw drinking water from the lake and also consider it sacred.
Completion of a response plan and additional pipeline monitoring are warranted while the Corps determin...