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Citing New EIS Precedent, Court Rejects NEPA Review Of Major Pipeline

March 26, 2020
A federal district judge is rejecting as insufficient under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) the Army Corps’ streamlined environmental assessment (EA) of the Dakota Access Pipeline, citing a new appellate court precedent requiring a more in-depth environmental impact statement (EIS) for “controversial” projects. “Applying that precedent, this Court ultimately concludes that too many questions remain unanswered,” says a March 25 opinion in Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, et al. v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers , written by Judge James...


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