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Controversial Dakota Access Pipeline center of meeting today

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The future of controversial pipeline will be discussed today.

The Dakota Access Pipeline would carry crude oil from North Dakota to Illinois. The pipeline would pass through South Dakota and Iowa.

Today, a utilities committee in South Dakota is meeting to discuss whether to issue a construction permit. The project needs approval from all four states.

Supporters say the pipeline will create jobs, help with energy security and transport oil more safely. Opponents are concerned about possible harm to the environment and wildlife.
 

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