Dakota Access Pipeline


Court Reverses Its Decision on Dakota Access Pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) A federal appeals court on Aug. 5 reversed a judge's order that shut down the Dakota Access pipeline pending a full environmental review. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit sided with pipeline owner Energy Transfer to keep the oil flowing, saying a lower-court judge "did not make the findings necessary for injunctive relief."But the appellate court declined to grant Energy Transfer's motion to block the review, saying the company had "failed to make a strong showing of likely success."The appeals court said it expects the parties to "clarify their positions" in the lower court....


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Dakota Access Pipeline Developer Sues Environmental Groups

Dakota Access Pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners filed a lawsuit Aug. 22, against Greenpeace, Earth First!, BankTrack and other environmental groups, saying they caused in the pipeline's construction, NPR reported....


DAPL Commences Operations Early June After Court Appeals Dropped

American Indian tribes who are still fighting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in court have dropped an appeal of a federal judge's decision that allowed final construction to proceed on the project that is just two weeks from operating commercially....


Final Phase of Construction Begins on Dakota Access Pipeline After Feds Grant Easement

Federal officials have granted the easement necessary for construction of the controversial Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota. The Army Corps of Engineers announced February 8th it had given Dakota Access developers the easement they need to lay an oil pipeline under Lake Oahe on the Missouri River south of Bismarck....


Trump to Sign Orders Advancing Keystone, Dakota Access Pipelines

President Donald Trump will sign executive actions Tuesday to advance the Keystone XL and Dakota Pipelines, NBC News confirms. He is expected to sign executive orders regarding both projects in the Oval Office this morning....


Dakota Access Company Seeks to Block Pipeline Study

The company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants a federal judge to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion pipeline's disputed crossing of a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota....


Pipeline Protests… Backwater Bridge

Reopening a bridge near the main Dakota Access pipeline protest encampment is key to restoring better relations between the state and the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, according to North Dakota's now-former governor and the tribal chairman, but the effort will take weeks if not months....


Dakota Access Pipeline Suit on Hold During Related Dispute

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) A lawsuit from two Sioux tribes seeking suing to stop the Dakota Access oil pipeline was put on hold while a separate but related court battle over the project plays out. Dallas-based pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners is asking U.S....


Army Corps Denies Permit for Dakota Access Pipeline Construction

The current Dakota Access pipeline route will be denied, the U.S. Army announced on Sunday, in a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and activists against the construction. Assistant secretary for civil works Jo-Ellen Darcy confirmed the decision on Sunday, and said it was based on a need to “explore alternate routes for the pipeline crossing.” Work on the controversial pipeline will halt so the Army Corps of Engineers can conduct an environmental-impact study to look at possible alternative routes for the 1,170-mile project....






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