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Indigenous group to oppose temporary Dakota Access oil pipeline stay order, lawyers say – The Globe and Mail

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 202022 Views

Native American band will file a response by next week opposing a U.S. court’s order that allows the Dakota Access oil pipeline to keep flowing, lawyers representing them said on Wednesday.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia granted Dakota Access an administrative stay on Tuesday while it considers whether the line, long opposed by local tribes and environmental activists, should be shut to address permitting issues dating to 2017.

Tuesday’s ruling means Energy Transfer LP can keep oil flowing through the 570,000-barrel-per-day pipeline, which runs from North Dakota’s oil production fields to Midwest and Gulf Coast refineries. This order, however, is meant to be short-term in nature, and attorneys for the tribes are expected to file a response opposing a longer-term emergency stay motion by next week.

A hearing is likely to be held on the week of July 27 or the following, said Earthjustice attorney Jan Hasselman, who represents the Standing Rock Sioux.

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