“Dakota Access Shutdown Set for Appeal After Judge Keeps Order”

“Energy Transfer LP’s fight to stave off a shutdown of the Dakota Access oil pipeline now heads to a federal appeals court after a district judge on Thursday refused to cut the company a break.

Judge James E. Boasberg of the U.S. district court in Washington rejected a request to freeze his July 6 order that operations of the pipeline be halted by Aug. 5.

Energy Transfer has already launched a challenge at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and will now ask that court to sideline the shutdown order for the duration of the appeal.

The company could ask the Supreme Court to step in if the appeals court declines to do so.”

Ellen Gilmer reports for Bloomberg Environment July 9, 2020.

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