The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could make a decision as early as Monday whether to allow completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline near tribal lands in North Dakota, according to Reuters.

The news agency cited a statement by a U.S. government spokesman on Friday saying a decision on the controversial project will come in the next few days. The pipeline project was delayed in September, after the federal government stepped in and asked for another review of the federal permits for the 450,000-barrel-per-day (BBL/d) pipeline project. The project by the umbrella of Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE:ETP) (ETP) (Dallas, Texas) has sparked conflict between law enforcement and protestors.

The Army Corps of Engineers said earlier this week that Energy Transfer Partners had refused its request to voluntarily shut down work on the pipeline for 30 days, in order to de-escalate the situation.

For related information, see September 14, 2016, article - Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Halted! ... Across 40 Miles, Temporarily.

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