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Judge rejects Dakota Access request for emergency order

A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a request for an emergency order to delay the process of shutting down the Dakota Access pipeline while attorneys appeal a ruling to shutter the pipeline during the course of an environmental review.

Judge orders environmental review of Dakota Access pipeline

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a full environmental review of the Dakota Access pipeline, nearly three years after it began carrying oil despite protests by people who gathered in North Dakota for more than a year.

North Dakota regulators OK expanded Dakota Access pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota regulators on Wednesday unanimously approved expanded capacity for the Dakota Access pipeline, saying they believed the project had met exhaustive state and federal requirements. The 3-0 vote by the all-Republican Public Service Commission came after the body signaled last month it was likely to approve a permit to expand the capacity of the pipeline, despite objections from opponents who said it would increase the probability of a disastrous oil spill.

$1.6B pipeline proposed to move North Dakota crude oil

Two companies are proposing a $1.6 billion pipeline to move North Dakota crude oil, making it the biggest such project in the state since the Dakota Access pipeline that sparked violent clashes between protesters and law enforcement in 2016 and 2017.

Judge allows Dakota Access pipeline to keep running

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Dakota Access oil pipeline can continue operating while a study is completed to assess its environmental impact on an American Indian tribe.

Amy Goodman: Trump backs pipelines to disaster

So as climate-change-fueled disasters ravaged the U.S., Trump – the man who called climate change a Chinese hoax – was doing all he could to ensure future catastrophes.

Hearings set on potential Dakota Access pipeline fines

The North Dakota Public Service Commission is investigating whether Energy Transfer Partners removed too many trees and shrubs while laying pipe in the state and improperly reported the discovery of Native American artifacts along the route.

Tribes’ battle over Dakota Access pipeline not over

American Indian tribes fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline said Tuesday that the pumping of oil into the pipe under their water source is a blow, but it doesn’t end their legal battle.

Company places oil in Dakota Access pipeline

The Dakota Access pipeline developer said Monday that it has placed oil in the pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota and that it’s preparing to put the pipeline into service.