Leader says tribe is 'undaunted' by Dakota Access pipeline notice

Courtesy: MGN Online
Courtesy: MGN Online
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux says the tribe is "undaunted" by an Army Corps of Engineers decision to allow completion of the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

Dave Archambault said Tuesday that the tribe will challenge in court the Corps' decision to halt further study on the pipeline's crossing of the Missouri River in North Dakota. Archambault says, even if the pipeline is finished, the tribe will push to get it shut down.

The tribe fears a pipeline leak would contaminate drinking water for the reservation and millions downstream. The Dallas-based pipeline developer says it's safe.

Archambault says a "Native Nations March" is planned in Washington, D.C., on March 10, and he asked the tribe's allies to take part in calling for Congress to demand "a fair and accurate process."