Tags: pipeline | dakota

Dakota Access Shutdown Set for Appeal After Judge Keeps Order

Dakota Access Shutdown Set for Appeal After Judge Keeps Order
The pipeline under construction in 2016. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)

Thursday, 09 July 2020 04:34 PM

Energy Transfer LP’s fight to stave off a shutdown of the Dakota Access oil pipeline now heads to a federal appeals court after a district judge on Thursday refused to cut the company a break.

Judge James E. Boasberg of the U.S. district court in Washington rejected a request to freeze his July 6 order that operations of the pipeline be halted by Aug. 5.

Energy Transfer has already launched a challenge at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and will now ask that court to sideline the shutdown order for the duration of the appeal.

The company could ask the Supreme Court to step in if the appeals court declines to do so.

Energy Transfer lawyers have called Boasberg’s order unprecedented. If upheld, it would mark the first time a major oil and gas pipeline has been forced to shutter because of violations of the National Environmental Policy Act.

The order requires the pipeline to stop the flow of oil while the Army Corps of Engineers conducts a new environmental review, a process expected to stretch into 2021.

© Copyright 2021 Bloomberg News. All rights reserved.


US
Energy Transfer LP's fight to stave off a shutdown of the Dakota Access oil pipeline now heads to a federal appeals court after a district judge on Thursday refused to cut the company a break. Judge James E. Boasberg of the U.S. district court in Washington rejected a...
pipeline, dakota
184
2020-34-09
Thursday, 09 July 2020 04:34 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved