Dakota Access pipeline developer misses year-end deadline to plant trees

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Energy Transfer Partners only planted about 8,800 of the 20,000 trees required along the pipeline’s route in 2018

The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline missed a year-end deadline to plant thousands of trees along the pipeline corridor in North Dakota. The company said it was still complying with a settlement of allegations it violated state rules during construction.

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