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Judge rules Dakota Access study can move forward

Judge rules Dakota Access study can move forward

The $3.8 billion oil pipeline would traverse four states but its construction has been bogged down for months as a result of dramatic protests near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota. He added that protesters are welcomed to express their point of view for how long they want to, but they have no right to invade the motorists' driving space as this could be unsafe to all the parties involved. "They're intentionally putting themselves in danger". Kempenich asserts that there would have been no need for the new North Carolina bill to ever be thought of if not for the actions of the Standing Rock protesters and that if they stay out of the road in the future, they have nothing to worry about under the proposed new law.

According to KFYR, Kempenich claims his relatives have been harassed by protesters and is anxious an accident will occur.

Republican lawmakers in the state introduced a bill last week in the legislature that would not hold motorists liable for negligently running over someone obstructing a roadway.

Kempenich said he's not trying to legalize vehicular manslaughter.

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16, that a U.S. District Court judge for the District of Columbia stop the Corps from initiating the environmental impact statement process until a ruling has been made on whether the company already has necessary approvals for the pipeline crossing. You can get a list of those banks here.

A federal judge on Wednesday allowed a potentially-lengthy environmental review of the Dakota Access Pipeline to move forward over objections from the pipeline's developer. Construction is almost complete outside of a stretch under Lake Oahe, a Missouri River reservoir in southern North Dakota.

According to ETP, "The pipeline will transport domestically-produced, light, sweet crude oil from North Dakota to major refining markets in a more direct, cost-effective, safer and more environmentally responsible manner than other modes of transportation, including rail or truck".

The protests have forced North Dakotans to detour for miles. There have also been bills forbidding adults to wear masks and requiring the state to sue the federal government to cover costs incurred by police during protests. It is now unclear if any of these new North Dakota bills stand a chance of passing legislative muster, and some Democrats in the state are calling the proposed new laws "knee-jerk legislation".