Explore the challenges raised by the Standing Rock Sioux, Cheyenne River Sioux and Yankton Sioux in their lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for permitting the Dakota Access Pipeline. The tribes contend that the Army Corps failed to comply with federal environmental laws including the National Historic Preservation Act and National Environmental Policy Act. The case has focused a national spotlight on the meaning of federal agency “consultation” with indigenous communities. It is also notable as a high-profile challenge to the Army Corps’ permitting process, whereby the agency limits its scope of review for projects that impact historic and cultural resources across large landscapes.
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