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D.C. Appeals Court Keeps Dakota Access Pipeline Running For Now

Chris Jordan-Bloch, Earthjustice

Last month a federal judge ordered that the Dakota Access pipeline should be shut down and drained by Aug. 5.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers quickly appealed, and the D.C. Court of Appeals stayed the order.

Now the appeals court has affirmed that the pipeline does not have to be shut down immediately, but it lets stand the lower court's finding that the Corps violated federal law when it failed to complete an environmental impact study.

Victoria Wicks has this story for SDPB.

Rapid City freelancer Victoria L. Wicks has been producing news for SDPB since August 2007. She Retired from this position in March 2023.
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