“A federal judge ruled in favor of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Wednesday, handing the tribe its first legal victory in its year-long battle against the Dakota Access pipeline. James Boasberg, who sits on D.C. district court, said that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to perform an adequate study of the pipeline’s environmental consequences when it first approved its construction. In a 91-page decision, the judge cited the Corps’ study of ‘the impacts of an oil spill on fishing rights, hunting rights, or environmental justice’ as particularly deficient, and he ordered it to prepare a new report on its risks.”

Source: Robinson Meyer. “The Standing Rock Sioux Claim ‘Victory and Vindication’ in Court.” The Atlantic. June 15, 2017. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/06/dakota-access-standing-rock-sioux-victory-court/530427/


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