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Federal Judge Rules Further Environmental Analysis Needed on Dakota Pipeline

Posted Jun 16, 2017

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled  that although the Army Corps of Engineers substantially complied with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in many areas, it did not adequately consider the impacts of an oil spill on fishing rights, hunting rights, or environmental justice, or the degree to which the Dakota pipeline’s effects are likely to be highly controversial. However, it is unclear whether the Dakota Access must cease pipeline operations during remand.   Read articles in Courthouse News Service and Reuters.