WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal judge denies Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's request to stop work on 4-state Dakota Access pipeline.
Despite this ruling, the U.S. government requests Dakota Access pipeline owners `voluntarily pause' work on the section in North Dakota.
The tribe argues the project threatens water supplies and has already disrupted sacred sites.
The developer, Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners, says modern technology allows quick detection of leaks. Pipeline supporters also say it would cut the amount of oil that travels by train.