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US Environmental Groups Succeed In Protecting Waters Against Oil Pipeline Risk

WASHINGTON DC

Two major U.S. fossil fuel pipelines are taking a bow this week. After three years of transporting oil through sacred Indigenous lands, the Dakota Access Pipeline is being shut down indefinitely, pending an environmental review. And after nearly six years of opposition from environmental groups, two major energy companies just canceled construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which would have transported fracked natural gas under the Appalachian Trail.

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