“Dakota Access Pipeline Faces Renewed Legal Bid for Shutdown”

“Opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline are renewing their calls for a federal court to shut the project down after a previous order was sidelined on appeal.

The Standing Rock Sioux, Cheyenne River Sioux, and other tribes asked the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to issue a new order halting the flow of oil through the embattled project, Earthjustice attorney Jan Hasselman told Bloomberg Law on Tuesday ahead of the groups’ filing.

Lawyers for Dakota Access and the Army Corps of Engineers voiced their opposition before the tribes had even made a formal request to the court. Government lawyers argued a new shutdown dispute would be “unnecessary and inappropriate at this time” as a related appeal and agency review play out.”

Ellen M. Gilmer reports for Bloomberg Environment September 8, 2020.