As demonstrations against the Dakota Access pipeline get ready to begin, the company building the pipeline goes to court to keep the project moving.
Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners and a subsidiary asked the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. To confirm the company has the legal right to proceed. It's seeking the court's permission to lay pipe under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota and finish the $3.8 billion project.
On Monday, the Army Corps of Engineers called for more study and input from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe before it decides whether to allow the pipeline can cross under Lake Oahe. The tribe says the pipeline threatens drinking water and sacred tribal sites. ETP calls the additional delay political interference.
The Bold Alliance plans to hold an anti-pipeline protest outside the Army Corps of Engineers office in Omaha Tuesday afternoon starting at 4:30 p.m.