Analysis

Tribes' Dakota Access Win Resounding, But Vulnerable

Law360, New York (December 5, 2016, 10:39 PM EST) -- Native American tribes opposing the Dakota Access pipeline scored a major win Sunday when the Obama administration refused to grant permission to finish work on the project in North Dakota, but their elation may be only temporary as either federal courts or the incoming Trump team could put the controversial pipeline back on track.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Sunday that it wouldn't issue an easement for the $3.8 billion crude oil pipeline on agency land at Lake Oahe in North Dakota, saying it will conduct a more stringent environmental review to consider alternate routes and consult further with the...

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