US government delays decision on North Dakota pipeline

US government delays decision on North Dakota pipeline
 

The Sioux Indian community says it is "encouraged" by the US government's decision to delay ruling on an oil pipeline project in North Dakota.
The Departments of the Army and Interior said they would consult further with local communities on the issue before making a decision.
There have been major protests against the plans in Standing Rock reservation.
The United Nations said security forces had used excessive force against demonstrators.
Maina Kiai, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association, called for protesters to be treated... read more

 
15 November 2016 in World News, Views: 35
Source: BBC
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