Dakota Access Permits Axed Due To 'Gaps' In Corps' Review

Law360 (March 25, 2020, 10:55 PM EDT) -- Federal permits for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline were struck down Wednesday by a D.C. federal judge who found the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers didn't adequately vet the portion of the 1,200-mile-long project that goes under the Missouri River.

U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg found that the Army Corps fell short of its duty to address shortcomings of its environmental review analysis of the pipeline's impact when the questions were previously remanded to the agency. The court ordered the agency to prepare a full environmental impact statement on the pipeline that addresses deficiencies in its consideration of the probability...

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