Dakota Pipeline’s Fate May Hinge on Next President After Setback

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  • Pipeline complies with Historic Preservation Act, judge rules
  • Justice Department says Army Corps still has to decide

Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their supporters opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline confront bulldozers, Sept. 3, 2016, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

Photographer: Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images

The Obama administration halted work on a stretch of land where Energy Transfer Partners LP is building its controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline, a move that could threaten to thrust the fate of the project into the hands of the next president.

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