Developer: Dakota Access Pipeline Will Be In Service Soon
The developer of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline says it has oil in the pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir and that it will be in service soon.
Texas-based energy transfer partners made the announcement in a court filing Monday.
The move comes despite months of protests and objections from two American Indian tribes who say a rupture in the line could threaten their water supply and cultural sites.
But the company says the four-state, 1,200 mile pipeline is safe.
The U.S. government gave the company permission to complete the pipeline shortly after President Donald Trump took office.