North Dakota Argues Pipeline Shutdown Could Cost Billions

By Clark Mindock (June 9, 2020, 7:40 PM EDT) -- Shutting the Dakota Access Pipeline even temporarily by granting tribes' request to pull an easement could have a devastating impact on North Dakota's ability to rebound from the plunge in oil prices, the state told a D.C. federal court.

The state said Monday that a request by four Sioux tribes to vacate an easement for the pipeline could cost the state billions over the next year and a half just as oil markets are expected to begin rebounding. The Army Corps of Engineers also filed a motion in the case Monday, as did the company that runs the pipeline, Dakota Access,...

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