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Judge Puts Pressure on Biden for Next Steps on Dakota Access

Jan. 27, 2021, 2:53 PM

A federal judge weighing whether to shut down the Dakota Access pipeline wants to know how the Biden administration plans to respond to an appeals court decision affirming that the project lacks a valid easement—creating a hard deadline for President Joe Biden to grant or rebuff requests from American Indian tribes and environmental groups that he halt the flow of oil.

Judge James E. Boasberg on Wednesday set a status hearing for the lawyers in the case to discuss the impact of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit’s Tuesday ruling against the Energy Transfer LP ...

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