Op-ed: Benefits of Dakota pipeline have been lost in protest debate

Op-ed: Benefits of Dakota pipeline have been lost in protest debate

The tribe attempted to block the pipeline by asking a court of law to block it. The court, in rejecting the tribe's request, issued as 58-page discussion of the law and the facts of the case. You can read that (dull, legal) discussion by Googling "standing rock court decision pdf," and clicking on the first response. At least in the view of that court, the facts and the law are overwhelmingly contrary to the position advanced by the tribe. In summary, it shows that the pipeline company and the Corps of Engineers bent over backwards to address all the issues raised by the tribe, and that the tribe presents no evidence to support its complaint. The pipeline company followed all its legal requirements