Welcome
Environment & Energy Report

Dakota Access Pipeline Requires Further Environmental Review: Federal Judge

June 14, 2017, 10:47 PM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers didn’t adequately consider the impacts of an oil spill from the Dakota Access Pipeline on fishing rights, hunting rights or “environmental justice” and will have to reconsider those sections of its decision to allow the pipeline to go forward, a judge ruled.

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington, D.C., said in a ruling June 14 that whether Dakota Access will have to cease operations during the review will require further legal arguments (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Eng’rs, D.D.C., Civil Action No. 16-1534 (JEB), 6/14/17).

The court...

To read the full article log in. To learn more about a subscription click here.