Standing Rock Sioux Tribe sues over DAPL

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WASHINGTON - The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe filed court documents in Washington D.C. Friday, asking a federal judge to remove an Army Corps of Engineers easement which allowed Energy Transfer Partners to build the Dakota Access Pipeline.

If the court grants the motion, it would shut down pipeline operations until the corps conducted an environmental review.

The Army Corps issued the easement in 2017.

The Tribe is also separately calling on the Public Service Commission to hold a public hearing on a proposed expansion of the pipeline.