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Army Corps Preps Dakota Access Review Amid ‘Encroachment’

Aug. 31, 2020, 10:05 PM

The Army Corps of Engineers will start its new environmental review for the Dakota Access pipeline by Sept. 4, the agency said Monday.

In a filing to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, government lawyers said the Army Corps will finalize a formal notice kicking off the process for a court-ordered environmental impact statement (EIS) that takes a closer look at potential oil spill risks. The EIS process is expected to span 13 months.

  • The court in July scrapped a federal easement for Dakota Access, and ordered the pipeline shut down. An appeals court reviewing the decision ...