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July 17, 2017 | Legal Document

Brief Of Dakota Access, LLC Regarding Remedy

To decide on a remedy in a case like this, the Court balances the overall equities and considers the practicality of alternatives. Both underlying factors—whether the deficiencies warranting remand are serious and the disruptive consequences of vacatur—strongly favor allowing the Dakota Access Pipeline (“DAPL”) to continue operating during remand.

June 28, 2017 | Feature

Oil, Water, and Steel: The Dakota Access Pipeline

The fight to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, which threatens the water and sacred sites of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, has grown into a global movement of solidarity with Standing Rock. Earthjustice is representing the Tribe in their legal challenges against the pipeline.

June 23, 2017 | Legal Document

Bakersfield Crude Terminal Decision 06/23/17

Plaintiffs challenge San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District's (AirDistrict) 2014 approval of permits authorizing the construction of an oily water sewer system (sewer system) for a rail-to-pipeline transfer terminal in Kem County. Plaintiffs contend Air District violated the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA; Pub. Resources Code,§ 21000 et seq.1) by concluding the proposed sewer system involved only ministerial actions, and was therefore exempt from environmental review. Plaintiffs argue approval of the permits was discretionary, not ministerial and, therefore, the CEQA exemption determination was wrong.

June 15, 2017 | Feature

DAPL Ruling: What Was Decided, What’s Next?

An explanation of the latest court decision in the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's litigation: how the Trump administration decision fell short in three important respects, and what lies ahead.


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