Sioux Leaders Urge Obama To Block Dakota Access Pipeline

Law360, New York (December 1, 2016, 4:45 PM EST) -- Leaders of the Native American tribes belonging to the Sioux Nation urged President Barack Obama in a letter Wednesday to block the controversial Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota and said the federal government must protect protesters opposing the project "to avoid a humanitarian crisis."

The pipeline protests, involving representatives of scores of tribes and many environmental groups gathered at camps near Lake Oahe, about a half-mile upstream from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's reservation, have involved numerous, sometimes violent clashes between protesters and law enforcement....
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