Indians lose battle of oil pipeline

A judge in Washington has Monday determined that the construction of the last part of the infamous Dakotapijpleiding for oil transport just can continue. A group of Indians from the conscious area had a judge in the District of Columbia asked the construction to stop.

The standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux had argued that by the completion of the pipeline the Indians no longer able to perform their religious ceremonies. The lead is laid out to a lake where the surrounding country according to the Indians sacred to them.

The Dakota pipeline connects the oil fields in North Dakota with refineries in the Gulf of Mexico. The main is 1885. The construction of the pipeline will cost 3.8 billion dollars (3.5 billion euros). President Trump decided by decree that the lead despite protests by the Indians and climate activists there.

Lawyers are convinced that the Indians now have no legal means more construction.