Pipeline Shutdown Shouldn't Be Paused, Tribes Tell DC Circ.

Law360 (July 21, 2020, 2:18 PM EDT) -- Tribes on Monday urged the D.C. Circuit not to halt a court-ordered closure of the Dakota Access pipeline while it reviews the shutdown order, blasting claims of potential economic "devastation" from the Trump administration and the pipeline's operator as overblown.

The appeals court has already issued an administrative stay of a July 6 order from U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg that directed Dakota Access operator Energy Transfer LP to close the pipeline and drain it of oil by Aug. 5 in order to mull an extended stay request from the company and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. But the...

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