D.C. Appeals Court Hears Arguments On Dakota Access Pipeline Shutdown

Nov 8, 2020

U.S. Court of Appeals D.C. Circuit
Credit U.S. Court of Appeals D.C. Circuit

While the nation was wrapped up in vote counts and uncertainty, lawyers argued the fate of the Dakota Access Pipeline in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Last Wednesday, Nov. 4, a U.S. Department of Justice lawyer argued against requiring the Army Corps of Engineers to complete an environmental study, even though the Corps has already started one.

A lawyer for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says the pipeline no longer has a valid easement and should be shut down now.

Victoria Wicks has more on these virtual courtroom arguments for SDPB. Listen here: