The U.S. government temporarily blocks the Dakota Access Pipeline
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A decision by the Obama administration to temporarily block construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline this Friday gave the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and hundreds of other protesters cause for celebration. Just minutes after a federal judge rejected the tribe’s request for an injunction, the surprise announcement was released and the project has been halted - for now. Earlier this week, the Tribe had requested a temporary restraining order to halt the construction of the pipeline....