Bloomberg Law
Oct. 19, 2020, 2:09 PM

Dakota Access Pipeline Faces Latest Shutdown Effort in Court

Ellen M. Gilmer
Ellen M. Gilmer

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 ...

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