Federal judge to rule on Dakota Access Pipeline Wednesday

Published: Aug. 24, 2016 at 7:46 AM CDT
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A federal judge in Washington D.C. is scheduled to rule Wednesday on a temporary injunction to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault is in Washington, D.C., awaiting the decision.

If the federal court ruling goes against the tribes, many demonstrators vow to continue protesting.

People have been protesting there for several days in part because they say a pipeline under the Missouri River could damage water supplies to the area.

The Fargo Police Department is sending six officers to assist in the pipeline protests. The move comes at the request of the Morton County Sheriff.

Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney was also asked to help authorities with crowd control in that area.

No matter which way the ruling goes, camp organizers are emphasizing the need for the demonstration to remain peaceful.

"We're here to respect chairman Archambault's wishes, non-violence, peace, prayer, he doesn't want nobody to die, he doesn't want anybody to get hurt, he doesn't want anybody to go to jail," said Gregory Cournoyer Jr.

Valley News Live has a crew in Washington for the hearing. Stay with us through out the day for updates on this developing story.