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Pipeline Opponents Face High Legal Hurdles Challenging Trump

By on January 25, 2017 in Administrative Law, Energy, Environmental, Oil & Gas

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Reuters is reporting that opponents of two controversial oil pipelines face an uphill battle if they fight construction of the lines.

The report by Joseph Ax relied on experts who commented after the Trump administration issued orders to advance the Keystone XL and Dakota Access projects.

The orders signed by President Trump could revive Keystone XL, which would bring oil from Canada, and Dakota Access, a nearly completed pipeline that was planned to under a lake near a Native American reservation in North Dakota

“Nevertheless, several groups immediately said they would challenge in court any attempt to resume the projects, which have become hot-button political issues at the intersection of environmentalism, Native American tribal rights and energy needs,” writes Ax.

Read the Reuters article.


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