Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Wins a Victory in Dakota Access Pipeline Case, New York Times ($)

By Lisa Friedman

Demonstrators protested against the Dakota Access Pipeline on the National Mall in Washington in 2017.
Demonstrators protested against the Dakota Access Pipeline on the National Mall in Washington in 2017. (Credit: Al Drago/The New York Times)

WASHINGTON — In a significant victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, a federal judge on Wednesday ordered a sweeping new environmental review of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

The pipeline, which runs from North Dakota to Illinois, has been carrying oil for nearly three years and has been contested by environmental groups and Native American tribes who live near it. President Trump sought to keep the project alive.

The ruling by United States District Judge James E. Boasberg found that the pipeline’s “effects on the quality of the human environment are likely to be highly controversial” and that the federal government had not done an adequate job of studying the risks of a major spill or whether the pipeline’s leak detection system was adequate. MORE>>


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