Court orders shut-in of Dakota Access pipeline

ENERGY Transfer Partners' controversial Dakota Access Pipeline is set to be shut down for more than a year, after a US federal district court in Washington found that a critical environmental impact statement had not been provided when permission for the pipeline was granted.

Court orders shut-in of Dakota Access pipeline Court orders shut-in of Dakota Access pipeline Court orders shut-in of Dakota Access pipeline Court orders shut-in of Dakota Access pipeline Court orders shut-in of Dakota Access pipeline

Judge rules critical EIS missing before approval

The court deemed the US$3.8 billion arterial pipeline, connecting North Dakota's Bakken shale basin to the rest of the US's pipeline network, must be closed within 30 days.