FEATURE: Dakota Access Pipeline fight will heat up again in two federal courts, S&P Global ($)

Author: Jordan Blum • 20 Aug 2020 | 18:07 UTC Houston

Houston — The Dakota Access Pipeline will continue to flow crude oil for now, but the legal battle heats back up again soon as the fight to shutter the pipeline continues in two separate federal courts.

A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled on Aug. 5 that the pipeline could remain open for now — the same day that was the initial deadline for the 570,000 b/d crude system to be closed. But, as part of a mixed-bag ruling, the panel also kicked the case back to the judge, James Boasberg, who ordered the pipeline shuttered to potentially make a stronger argument for its unprecedented closure. MORE>>

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