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DAPL: Corps Ordered To Study Risk; Judge Considers Closing Pipeline Down

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Credit Chris Jordan-Bloch, Earthjustice
Earthjustice attorney Jan Hasselman represents the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in its lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been ordered to complete a meaningful environmental impact study on the Dakota Access Pipeline.

A federal judge in the D.C. district issued that order on Wednesday, March 25, and will consider whether to shut the pipeline down until the study is done.

A lawyer for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says it's about time.

Listen to audio for the rest of the story.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks has this report.