U.S. Appeals Court Allows Dakota Access Pipeline to Keep Running

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday said that the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) does not have to be shut and drained per a lower court order.  However, U.S. regulatory officials may still have to issue another environmental assessment for DAPL before deciding if the 570,000-barrel-per-day oil pipeline can continue to operate, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in July ruled the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated federal environmental law when it granted an easement to Energy Transfer LP to construct and operate a portion of the pipeline beneath South Dakota's Lake Oahe, a crucial drinking-water sourc

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