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Federal government blocks Dakota Access oil pipeline route

Dan Nanamkin, of the Colville Nez Perce Native American tribe in Nespelem, Wash., right, drums with a procession after the U.S. (David Goldman / The Associated Press)
Dan Nanamkin, of the Colville Nez Perce Native American tribe in Nespelem, Wash., right, drums with a procession after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it won't grant easement for the pipeline. (David Goldman / AP)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota. The decision is a victory for thousands of protesters camped near the construction site, who say that the four-state, $3.8 billion project would threaten water supplies and cultural sites.

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