Several dozen environmental groups are once again working together to stop a major oil pipeline, hoping to bring back the magic of the fight against the Keystone XL Pipeline. A group of 31 environmental organizations sent a joint letter to the White House asking President Obama to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a 1,168-mile oil pipeline that would connect Bakken oil to refineries in Illinois. The $3.7 billion project would carry 470,000 to 570,000 barrels per day of light sweet crude from North Dakota to be moved out of the region for processing, and it would also allow oil companies to avoid paying to ship crude by rail, a more expensive option. But there are several problems with the route, which have raised the ire of environmentalists, local communities, and native tribes. Dakota Access moves through the ancestral land of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and the […]