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Protesters gather at an encampment on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, a day after tribal leaders received a letter from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that told them the federal land would be closed to the public on Dec. 5, near Cannon Ball, N.D. The protesters said Saturday that they do not plan to leave and will continue to oppose construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. (AP photo/James MacPherson)

The Standing Rock Sioux filed another legal challenge against the Dakota Access Pipeline


The Standing Rock Sioux tribe, who protested the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline for months, filed a legal challenge to block the completion of the pipeline on Thursday. 

David Archambault II, chairman of the tribe, told Reuters Wednesday the tribe was "running out of options, but that doesn't mean that it's over."

President Trump signed an executive order to complete the pipeline last month. An easement to finish the pipeline was granted Wednesday, and drilling has already begun.

Energy Transfer Partners, the pipeline's builder, said drilling had already begun to lay pipe under Lake Oahe. The drilling is expected to take 60 days, plus 23 more days to fill the line, spokeswoman Vicki Granado said. 

The specifics on the legal action taken are not clear at this time.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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