A controversial pipeline is greenlighted by the Trump administration. Now comes the backlash for some companies. The Seattle city council will divest completely from Wells Fargo, a major lender for the multi-billion dollar project.
A top boss at the firm building the Dakota Access pipeline has compared its opponents to terrorists. Pope Francis meanwhile has said indigenous groups must give prior consent to economic activity affecting their lands.
The US Army Corps of Engineers has rejected an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline, saying it could contaminate water supplies. The move is seen as a victory for Native Americans and activists protesting the project.
Two Dakota Access Pipeline protesters hung a banner from the rafters of the Minnesota Vikings' stadium during an NFL game. The stadium is sponsored by a bank that invests in the pipeline project.
US army engineers want more study on the controversial Dakota Access pipeline. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe claim the project could contaminate its water supply and destroy sacred sites.
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