Dakota Access Pipeline to Shut Down Pending Review, Federal Judge Rules, New York Times ($)

The ruling, a victory for the Native American and environmentalist groups who oppose the pipeline, said that it must be emptied of oil by Aug. 5.

By Jacey Fortin and Lisa Friedman

Construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline in 2016. That year, the project inspired intense protests that lasted for months.
Construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline in 2016. That year, the project inspired intense protests that lasted for months. (Credit: Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune, via Associated Press)

The Dakota Access Pipeline, an oil route from North Dakota to Illinois that has inspired intense protests and legal battles, must shut down pending an environmental review and be emptied of oil by Aug. 5, a district court ruled on Monday.

The decision, which could be subject to appeal, is a victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other Native American and environmental groups who have fought the project for years, and a significant defeat for President Trump, who has sought to keep the Dakota Access Pipeline alive. MORE>>


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