Dakota Access pipeline suit on hold during dispute
BISMARCK | A lawsuit from two Sioux tribes suing to stop the Dakota Access oil pipeline was put on hold while a separate but related court battle over the project plays out.
Dallas-based pipeline developer
Energy Transfer Partners is asking U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington, D.C., to rule that the company received proper permission from the Army Corps of Engineers in July to lay pipe under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota — the last remaining chunk of construction for the $3.8 billion project.
The Army Corps earlier this month said more study was needed in light of concerns from the Standing Rock Sioux that the pipeline could threaten cultural sites and drinking water.