U.S. Federal Court judge denies Standing Rock Sioux Tribe request to stop pipeline

A U.S. Federal Court judge on Friday denied the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s request for an injunction to stop the four-state Dakota Access Pipeline.

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A U.S. Federal Court judge on Friday denied the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s request for an injunction to stop the four-state Dakota Access Pipeline.

Thousands are gathered on the North Dakota side of the Standing Rock reservation in anticipation of the Friday ruling.

It has become one of the largest gatherings of Native Americans in the U.S. over the past century.

The Tribe has argued the pipeline threatens the tribe’s sole water source and will destroy burial grounds and sacred sites.

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