• Attorney Jan Hasselman, representing Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, speaks to members of the media outside U.S. District Court in Washington, DC., Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, as members of the tribe had asked a federal judge to temporarily stop work on parts of the Dakota Access Pipeline to prevent the destruction of sacred and culturally significant sites near Lake Oahe. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Attorney Jan Hasselman, representing Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, speaks to members of the media outside U.S. District Court in Washington, DC., Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, as members of the tribe had asked a federal judge to temporarily stop work on parts ... of the Dakota Access Pipeline to prevent the destruction of sacred and culturally significant sites near Lake Oahe. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (The Associated Press)

  • Tusweca Mendoza, 10, of Arlington, Va., originally from Pine Ridge, S.D., holds up a sign outside U.S. District Court in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, as members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe have asked a federal judge to temporarily stop work on parts of the Dakota Access Pipeline to prevent the destruction of sacred and culturally significant sites near Lake Oahe. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Tusweca Mendoza, 10, of Arlington, Va., originally from Pine Ridge, S.D., holds up a sign outside U.S. District Court in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, as members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe have asked a federal judge to temporarily stop ... work on parts of the Dakota Access Pipeline to prevent the destruction of sacred and culturally significant sites near Lake Oahe. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (The Associated Press)

  • Attorney Jan Hasselman, representing Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, speaks to members of the media outside U.S. District Court in Washington, DC., Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, as members of the tribe asked a federal judge to temporarily stop work on parts of the Dakota Access Pipeline to prevent the destruction of sacred and culturally significant sites near Lake Oahe. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Attorney Jan Hasselman, representing Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, speaks to members of the media outside U.S. District Court in Washington, DC., Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, as members of the tribe asked a federal judge to temporarily stop work on parts of ... the Dakota Access Pipeline to prevent the destruction of sacred and culturally significant sites near Lake Oahe. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (The Associated Press)

Corps won't oppose tribe's request to stop work on pipeline

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The Army Corps of Engineers won't oppose the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's request for a temporary work stoppage on part of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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The tribe has requested a halt to the construction of a 2-mile stretch of the pipeline near Lake Oahe, North Dakota, to prevent the destruction of sacred and culturally significant sites.

A hearing is scheduled Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

A protest of the $3.8 billion oil pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois turned violent on Saturday. Court documents filed Monday say the Corps "acknowledges that the public interest would be served by preserving peace near Lake Oahe."

The pipeline company hasn't responded to the tribe's motion.

The judge will also consider the tribe's challenge to permits for the pipeline granted by the Corps. A decision is expected by Friday.