Reactions to ruling on Dakota Access Pipeline project
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Energy Transfer sent a statement to NNN after the broadcast.
Statement from Energy Transfer:
On June 14, 2017, Judge Boasberg of the District Court for the District of Columbia issued an Order and found that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers substantially complied with the National Environmental Policy Act. The Court remanded two discrete issues to the Corps for further explanation and review.
Pipeline operations can and will continue as this limited remand process unfolds.
It is important to note that while Judge Boasberg asked the Corps to provide greater substantiation for its conclusions, the Court did not find the prior determinations to be erroneous. Per the Court’s order, there will be further briefing on whether the Corps’s determinations should continue or be vacated while the Corps reconsiders the issues on remand.
Dakota Access believes the record supports the fact that the Corps properly evaluated both issues, and that the record will enable the Corps to substantiate and reaffirm its prior determinations.