A federal judge has denied the request by water protecters of the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River tribes to halt construction on the controversial Dakota Access pipeline. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg denied the motion for a preliminary injunction against the pipeline company on Tuesday. The judge stated that oil is expected to flow as early as next week. Energy Transfer Partners, the pipeline company that owns Dakota Access, has already been drilling under Lake Oahe for weeks.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.