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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Army Corps to discuss oil pipeline






Youth from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe express their opposition to the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. Photo from Facebook

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will meet on Friday to discuss the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, the Associated Press report.

The $3.8 billion pipeline would start in the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota and would cross South Dakota before entering Iowa and ending in Illinois. Regulators in those states have already approved the project, the Associated Press said, but the Army Corps hasn't.

The tribe has established the Iŋyaŋ Wakȟáŋaǧapi Othí, or Sacred Rock Camp, to oppose the pipeline. The tribe is worried about potential spills and other environmental impacts.

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