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posted by martyb on Monday June 19 2017, @11:47AM   Printer-friendly
from the considering-the-other-side dept.

AlterNet reports

A federal judge ruled [June 14] that the Trump administration must conduct additional environmental review of the Dakota Access Pipeline, handing a limited victory to Native American tribes fighting the administration's decision to move forward with the project.

In an extensive opinion,[PDF][1] Washington, DC District Court Judge James Boasberg sided with the tribes by agreeing the Army Corps of Engineers "did not consider the impacts of an oil spill on fishing rights, human rights, or environmental justice."

[...] Boasberg did not order a shutdown of operations on the pipeline, which began pumping oil early this month. The tribes and pipeline owner Energy Transfer Partners are ordered to appear in court next week to decide next legal steps, and the tribes are expected to argue for a full shutdown of pipeline operations.

[1] Link in article redirects.

Previous coverage:
Dakota Access Pipeline Suffers Oil Leak Even Before Becoming Operational
Recent News Dispatches From Standing Rock (DAPL)
Army Corp of Engineers Now Accepting Public Comment on the Dakota Access Pipeline
Army Corps of Engineers Blocks the Dakota Access Pipeline
Standing Rock Protester May Lose Her Arm Because of Police Grenades
Water Cannons Used in Sub-Freezing Temperatures at Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Protest
Standing Rock Protestors Gassed and Attacked; Bundy Gang Acquitted [Updated]
Journalist Charged in North Dakota with Rioting; Case is Dismissed


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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by VLM on Monday June 19 2017, @12:36PM (3 children)

    by VLM (445) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 19 2017, @12:36PM (#527869)

    the judge ignored the Obama administration's malfeasance

    The judge has Trump Derangement Syndrome.

    Its highly unlike the judge knows anything about the oil biz or ecology, so naturally they're in charge.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 19 2017, @04:27PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 19 2017, @04:27PM (#527986)

    This commenter has Trump Phelatiotic Syndrome.
    Its highly unlike(ly) the keyboard warrior knows anything about the oil biz or ecology, so naturally they support Trump and spew uninformed bile.

    • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Monday June 19 2017, @06:06PM (1 child)

      by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 19 2017, @06:06PM (#528061) Journal

      Trump Phelatiotic Syndrome

      Google has "can't find that word" syndrome.

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      • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Monday June 19 2017, @09:33PM

        by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 19 2017, @09:33PM (#528165) Journal

        It's Felatio, but on a person with really small....... hands... yeah. Hands.

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