Judge orders environmental review of Dakota Access pipeline

Judge orders environmental review of Dakota Access pipeline

Three years after oil the Dakota Access Pipeline began operation, a federal District Judge ruled that approval remains ’highly controversial’ under NEPA,’ because risks raised by the Native Americans and environmental groups fighting against the project have not been answered. He ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to perform more extensive study. He may order oil to stop flowing during review.

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Hannibal
Hannibal 1 months

Great job Reuters "journalists" but you left out a few massive details. The Indian tribes had no initial environmental objections but only raised them after their cut of the oil money wasn't large enough. Second, the Army corps of engineers as well as the pipeline company already conducted numerous environmental studies showing that the environmental impact risk was minimal. The Obama administration actually ignored their own environmental impact reports in denying the permits. And finally, much of the money for the anti-pipeline litigation comes from Warren Buffet who owns the rail companies transporting the oil who would stand to lose millions if the pipeline were completed.

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