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Old 03-25-2020, 09:04 PM
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Judge Orders Environmental Review Of Controversial Dakota Access Pipeline


Not mundane or (I hope) pointless; but I don't see where else to put it.

Judge Orders Environmental Review Of Controversial Dakota Access Pipeline



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The judge found that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers made a "highly controversial" decision when it approved the federal permits for the project.

He ordered the agency to prepare a full environmental impact analysis, saying that it previously failed to answer major questions about the possibility of oil spills, among other concerns.

"The many commenters in this case pointed to serious gaps in crucial parts of the Corps' analysis to name a few, that the pipeline's leak-detection system was unlikely to work, that it was not designed to catch slow spills, that the operator's serious history of incidents had not been taken into account, that that the worst-case scenario used by the Corps was potentially only a fraction of what a realistic figure would be and the Corps was not able to fill any of [the gaps in the analysis]," Boasberg stated.
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Old 03-25-2020, 09:13 PM
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I'm glad to see this judge's order, but doubtful that the might and money of the oil industry will be turned aside. Still, a glimmer of hope is better than no hope at all.
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This is good. Thanks for sharing.
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