Biden Administration Embraces Trump-era Support for Pipeline

May 3, 2021, 10:45 PM

The Biden administration is endorsing Trump-era arguments against shutting down the Dakota Access pipeline, a boost for company lawyers fighting to keep the project in service.

Justice Department lawyers on Monday reiterated an argument they made last year that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other pipeline opponents “have not met the applicable standard” for securing a court order that would temporarily halt the oil project.

“It is possible that in the EIS process the Corps would find new information, but to date the Corps is not aware of information that would cause it to evaluate the injunction factors differently...

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