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Dakota Access Pipeline Faces Latest Shutdown Effort in Court

Oct. 19, 2020, 2:09 PM

American Indian tribes have made their latest bid to halt operations on the Dakota Access pipeline, formally kicking off the latest round in legal ping-pong over the project’s fate.

The oil line is operating illegally and must stop service while federal regulators conduct a new environmental analysis, the Standing Rock Sioux, Cheyenne River Sioux, and other tribes said in a Friday filing in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

  • The court scrapped a key easement for the pipeline in July and ordered it to shut down, but an appeals court later sidelined the shutdown order for failing ...