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Appeals Court Rules Dakota Access Pipeline Can Continue Operating Without a Key Permit

A federal appeals court  is allowing oil to continue to flow through the Dakota Access pipeline,  upheld most of a lower court ruling that said  oil can continue to flow through the pipeline, but confirmed that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did violate the National Environmental Policy Act in 2017 when it approved the pipeline easement without an environmental impact statement.

VIDEO: Economic Woes Predicted for Latin America

While the global economy is expected to shrink by 4.4 percent this year, Latin American and Caribbean economies are likely to experience a GDP contraction nearly twice as high as that, according to the Western Hemisphere Economic Outlook report released last Thursday...

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