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General News    H4'ed 11/9/16

Energy Transfer says not slowing construction of North Dakota pipeline

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The owners of the Dakota Access Pipeline on Tuesday said it was moving equipment to prepare for tunneling under Lake Oahe, the water source that has been a focus of protests, even as federal regulators have not given a go-ahead signal that the line will be able to proceed. Army Corps spokesman Thomas O’Hara told Bloomberg News on Monday that the company had agreed to slow down construction, a statement Energy Transfer refuted. 'The statement released last night by the Army Corps was a mistake and the Army Corps intends to rescind it,' Energy Transfer said in a statement released on Tuesday. 'To be clear, Dakota Access Pipeline has not voluntarily agreed to halt construction of the pipeline in North Dakota.'

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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