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Fight to Stop the Dakota Access Oil Line Revived in Court

  • Judge to hear more arguments over potential halt of operations
  • Court ruling comes two weeks after pipeline went into service
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The Dakota Access oil pipeline may already be carrying crude. But the fight to stop it is just getting started again.

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to adequately consider the impacts of a potential spill from the line on fishing, hunting and “environmental justice, or the degree to which the pipeline’s effects are likely to be highly controversial.” The Corps must review those parts of its decision to allow the $3.8 billion project to go forward.