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Pipeline denial is a victory for opponents of fossil fuels

Annie Baxter Dec 5, 2016
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Activists celebrate at Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota. The Army Corps of Engineers notified the Standing Rock Sioux on December 4 that the current route for the Dakota Access pipeline will be denied.    JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images

Pipeline denial is a victory for opponents of fossil fuels

Annie Baxter Dec 5, 2016
Activists celebrate at Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota. The Army Corps of Engineers notified the Standing Rock Sioux on December 4 that the current route for the Dakota Access pipeline will be denied.    JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
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The controversial Dakota Access pipeline has been halted for now. The Army Corps of Engineers denied a permit for the oil pipeline to pursue a route near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, amid protests from the tribe, which was worried about potential water pollution. But other groups, such as opponents to fossil fuel, hoped to thwart the project as part of a bigger strategy. They’re trying to delay new pipelines and other fossil-fuel infrastructure projects until renewable energy sources can be competitive.

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