Whether the Dakota Access Pipeline continues to operate is now a question for President Joe Biden, as well as District of Columbia federal courts.
The D.C. Court of Appeals has ruled that the pipeline is operating illegally without a full environmental impact study.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has asked a D.C. Circuit judge to issue a permanent injunction. And the tribe is also asking the new president to shut the pipeline down.
Victoria Wicks has more of this report for SDPB.