Bloomberg Law
July 7, 2020, 10:01 AM

Anti-Pipeline Playbook Snags Biggest Victories Yet. What’s Next?

Ellen M. Gilmer
Ellen M. Gilmer

Developers are scrambling to keep the Dakota Access pipeline in service, and environmentalists are eyeing new legal advantages in the wake of a watershed court decision ordering the embattled project to halt the flow of oil in 30 days.

Energy Transfer LP, which built and operates Dakota Access, is working to quickly control the fallout from the ruling, vowing to pursue an appeal and ask the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to freeze its shutdown order in the meantime.

Pipeline opponents, meanwhile, are celebrating their biggest victory yet in their yearslong campaign to slow down the development ...

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