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Dakota Pipeline Is Shut Down Pending Environmental Review


Judge James E. Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia orders the shutdown of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which runs from North Dakota to Illinois. It must be emptied of oil by Aug. 5. The decision, which could be subject to appeal, is a victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other Native American and environmental groups who have fought the project for years. The judge said federal officials had not met all the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act.