DC Circ. Lets ND Begin Water Treatment Plant Design

By Christine Powell (March 3, 2017, 9:26 PM EST) -- The D.C. Circuit said Friday that North Dakota can begin designing a water treatment plant as part of a $145 million project to supply high-quality drinking water to more than 80,000 citizens in the northwestern part of the state, a project that's faced legal challenges for more than a decade.

A unanimous three-judge panel sided with North Dakota in its appeal of a district court's denial of its request to modify an injunction covering work on the project, remanding with instructions that the district court grant the modification to allow the state to begin the water treatment plant's design.

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