A federal judge on Monday ordered the Dakota Access pipeline to shut down pending further environmental review, a victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
U.S. District Judge James Boasberg wrote that the pipeline must close in the next 30 days.
Yes saw the decision,wonder if it will happen,,30 days to empty the pipe , That is a short time line for such a huge volume ,wow effectively stopping the flow of oil ,wonder if they will try an alternate route , 30 days is practical no time to do anything in court if they try to avoid it
A very big victory for the way things are supposed to work if nothing else.
From what little I've read... The U.S Army Corps of Engineers is expected to finish a full court-ordered Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the pipeline by mid-2021.
That's yet another underscore for the importance of this fall's elections.
And the judge didn't leave any question. The order was that the pipeline was '...to be shut down and emptied of oil by Aug. 5'. I hope that pushes the actual effective decision until next year when presumably someone much more competent than our current Orangareeto can make it (and hopefully permanently restore the pipeline's denied status).