Company: Oil in pipeline under Missouri River reservoir
BISMARCK, N.D. - The Dakota Access pipeline developer says it has placed oil in the pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir and that the full pipeline will be in service soon.
Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners made the announcement in a court filing Monday.
The move comes despite months of protests and the objections of two American Indian tribes who say a rupture could threaten their water supply and cultural sites. The Sioux tribes still have an unresolved lawsuit seeking to stop the project.
The company says the four-state, 1,200-mile pipeline is safe. The U.S. government gave the company permission to complete the pipeline after Republican Donald Trump became president.
The protests were centered in North Dakota.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Man continues to fight for Prairieville mobile home repairs
WATCH: Happy dwarf goats dance around in new sweaters
Deputies searching for suspects after vehicles burglaries in Ascension
Assumption deputies rock out to 90's hits in 'lip-sync' challenge
Metro Council to discuss filling Buddy Amoroso's seat