John Hoeven

What's next for the Dakota Access pipeline

What's next for the Dakota Access pipeline

The controversial Dakota Access pipeline is in limbo after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Sunday declined to approve a permit that the pipeline company, Energy Transfer Partners, needs in order to finish construction along the planned route.

Here’s a look at what might be next for the pipeline:

Will the pipeline still be completed, but along a different route?

It’s hard to say. The pipeline has already largely been built save for a final section that was supposed to run underneath the Missouri River near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Construction of that section is now stalled while the Army Corps of Engineers conducts a...