Judge Orders Dakota Access Pipeline Shut Down Pending Review

The pipeline was the subject of months of protests, sometimes violent, during its construction near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday sided with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and ordered the Dakota Access pipeline to shut down until more environmental review is done. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg said in April that the pipeline, which has been in operation three years, remains “highly controversial” under federal environmental law, and a more extensive review is necessary than the environmental assessment that was done. In a 24-page order Monday,…

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