$200M ND Water Project Gets Go-Ahead From DC Judge

Law360, New York (August 11, 2017, 7:33 PM EDT) -- A Washington, D.C., federal judge on Thursday finally gave the green light — after 15 years of litigation — to a $200 million drinking water project that will serve parts of North Dakota, handing a loss to Missouri and to the province of Manitoba, Canada, which had opposed the project on environmental grounds.

U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer said in an opinion granting the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and North Dakota's motions for summary judgment that because the BOR's 2015 environmental impact statement adequately weighed the various environmental risks, the agency's obligations under the National Environmental Policy Act have been met...

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