Oil will be flowing in the Dakota Access pipeline by March 20 and more likely by Monday, according to Energy Transfer Partner’s latest court-filed status update, but members of the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes vowed to continue efforts to shut the $3.7 billion pipeline down at both a press conference Wednesday and a national protest in Washington D.C. that was to conclude today with a march on the Capitol.

The press conference followed on a decision Tuesday by Judge James Boasberg in federal district court in Washington D.C. to allow drilling under Lake Oahe to continue while the legal process plays out. 



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