MCF presents the top 10 stories of 2021: Federal court closes Dakota Access case
By Neal A. Shipman
A five-year lawsuit that threatened the closure of the Dakota Access Pipeline came to an end on June 24, when U.S. District Judge James Boasberg dismissed the case that was filed by the Standing Rock Sioux and other groups. In his ruling, Boasberg stated that the tribes had failed to prove the line’s continued operation would cause irreversible harm.
But he left the door open for the tribe to file a new lawsuit. And if they chose to do so, that lawsuit would be assigned to his court.