Bloomberg Law
March 25, 2020, 4:37 PMUpdated: March 25, 2020, 10:38 PM

Dakota Access Pipeline Needs More Federal Review, Court Says (3)

Ellen M. Gilmer
Ellen M. Gilmer

Federal officials must again study the impacts of the Dakota Access pipeline, after a federal court on Wednesday largely sided with American Indian tribes opposed to the project.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers’ latest analysis didn’t fully grapple with how the oil pipeline affects the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and others near its route.

The decision, which may not be eligible for immediate appeal, is a remarkable victory for Standing Rock and other tribes that have opposed the pipeline for years.

Judge James E. Boasberg wrote that “too many ...

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