WASHINGTON Oct 10 The U.S. Army and Departments
of Interior and Justice on Monday asked the company building the
Dakota Access pipeline to voluntarily halt construction within
20 miles of a contested section of the proposed route.
The joint statement comes a day after a federal appeals
court lifted an injuction and allowed construction of the
controversial oil pipeline.
The Army is still reviewing concerns raised by the Standing
Rock Sioux tribe and other tribal nations about the pipeline's
path, the joint statement said.
(Reporting By David Gaffen and Valerie Volcovici; Editing by