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Title    US District Court: Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the Law
Date    Monday June 19, @11:47AM
Author    martyb
Topic   
from the considering-the-other-side dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/06/19/032255

-- OriginalOwner_ writes:

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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Links

  1. "-- OriginalOwner_" - http://tinyurl.com/OriginalOwner
  2. "reports" - http://www.alternet.org/print/environment/huge-victory-court-finds-approval-dakota-access-pipeline-violated-law#node-1078417
  3. "opinion" - http://earthjustice.org/sites/default/files/files/DAPL-order.pdf
  4. "early this month" - http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/dakota-access-pipeline-starts-pumping-oil-article-1.3212637#ra-headline
  5. "Dakota Access Pipeline Suffers Oil Leak Even Before Becoming Operational" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/05/12/1943236
  6. "Recent News Dispatches From Standing Rock (DAPL)" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/02/11/2355224
  7. "Army Corp of Engineers Now Accepting Public Comment on the Dakota Access Pipeline" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/02/02/0228230
  8. "Army Corps of Engineers Blocks the Dakota Access Pipeline" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=16/12/05/0039246
  9. "Standing Rock Protester May Lose Her Arm Because of Police Grenades" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=16/11/23/0414207
  10. "Water Cannons Used in Sub-Freezing Temperatures at Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Protest" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=16/11/23/0115250
  11. "Standing Rock Protestors Gassed and Attacked; Bundy Gang Acquitted [Updated]" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=16/10/30/0226251
  12. "Journalist Charged in North Dakota with Rioting; Case is Dismissed" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=16/10/19/0024234
  13. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=20786

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