FILE - In this May 9, 2015 file photo, pipes for the proposed Dakota Access oil pipeline, that would stretch from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota to Illinois, are stacked at a staging area in Worthing, S.D.

Defying Obama Request, Dakota Access Co. Mobilizes To Drill Beneath River

Energy Transfer Partners chose Election Day to announce plans to drill under the Missouri River, flouting Obama Administration request and ongoing Indigenous protests