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Grijalva, Ocasio-Cortez, Booker Urge Court to Halt Dakota Access

May 20, 2020, 9:27 PM

Democratic members of Congress are calling on a federal court to shut down the Dakota Access pipeline, which has been at the center of a legal and political firestorm for years.

House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) led dozens of lawmakers in a proposed brief Wednesday the U.S. District Court the District of Columbia to halt operations for the more than 1,200-mile oil project. Former presidential hopefuls Sens. Cory Booker (N.J.), Kamala Harris (Calif.) and Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) joined in the brief, along with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) and other party luminaries.

The district court in March ruled ...