Feds Must Give Court Dakota Access Update By End Of Month

Law360 (August 11, 2020, 8:00 PM EDT) -- A D.C. federal judge has ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to explain what the future holds for the Dakota Access pipeline after the D.C. Circuit undid an order to temporarily shut down and drain the project of oil.

U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg ordered the Corps to submit a status report by Aug. 31 "detailing the options it is considering" in light of the district court vacating the Corps' easement for the Dakota Access pipeline based on holes in the environmental review of the project's impacts, according to a minute order Monday.

The order comes after the D.C. Circuit...

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