ND Oil Group Blasts Bid To Shut Down Dakota Access Pipeline

By Kat Sieniuc (July 24, 2017, 2:55 PM EDT) -- The North Dakota Petroleum Council is getting behind efforts to maintain approval of the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers redoes part of an environmental review, telling a Washington, D.C., federal judge last week the pipeline is too important to the state's economy to shut down even temporarily.

In an amicus brief filed July 20, the NDPC argued that halting operation of the controversial pipeline for a time would disrupt the state's crude oil market by causing a drop in production volumes while racking up costs for producers as they scramble to find other means...

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