Federal court closes Dakota Access case, but allows for fresh challenges
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NEW YORK – A U.S. district court closed a long-running case against the Dakota Access oil pipeline on Tuesday, but allowed for Native American tribes and other opponents of the line to file additional actions against it, court documents showed.
JUDGE TO HEAR ARGUMENTS ON WHETHER DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE SHOULD CONTINUE OPERATING WITHOUT A PERMIT
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in May denied a request by the Standing Rock Sioux and other adversaries of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to shut the pipeline, saying the tribes had failed to prove the line's continued operation would cause irreversible harm.