Dakota Access Denied Restraining Order Request Against Protestors

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered an issue that denies Dakota Access’ request for a restraining order against Iowa protestors who are planning to stand against the construction of the company’s interstate oil pipeline.

In her order, Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger said the pipeline company does not have proof that the Iowa protests would cause injury or damage to the workers or construction. A hearing has been set for Friday to further consider the issue.

State Director Ed Fallon of the group Bold Iowa said up to 100 protestors are planning “peaceful civil disobedience” on Wednesday to protest the pipeline construction in Iowa.

The pipeline developers filed a request for a restraining order against the Iowa landowners Monday ordering they stay 25 feet away from the construction site. Iowa landowners are protesting the line for environmental and property rights reasons.

Houston Chronicle