Corps: No New Impacts Found In Dakota Access Pipeline Review

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed more than a year of additional study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, saying the work substantiated its earlier determination that the pipeline poses no significant environmental threats.

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in June 2017 ruled that the Corps “largely complied” with environmental law when permitting the Energy Transfers Partners pipeline.

However, the judge ordered more study because he said the agency didn’t adequately consider how an oil spill under the Missouri River might affect the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s fishing and hunting rights, or whether it might disproportionately affect the tribal community.

The corps said in its filing Friday that the chance of an oil spill is low and that minority and low-income populations are not at greater risk.

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