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Protests break out after judge rules work can continue on Dakota Access Pipeline

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CHICAGO (WDRB) -- Protests break out after a judge rules work can continue on the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. 

Protesters gathered in Chicago Saturday to challenge the ruling.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has opposed the pipeline saying it's too close to their water supply and sacred tribe sites. 

But, a federal judge said the permits didn't violate federal law and the Tribe didn't show how the pipeline itself would cause injury.

The Army Corps of Engineers says it will move quickly to make a decision on drilling. 

"The judicial component of the ruling is disappointing but at the same time a political policy win is better for the tribes," Dave Archambault, chairman of Standing Rock Sioux, said.

The proposed pipeline will carry oil from North Dakota down to Illinois. 

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