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New Questions about Future of Dakota Access Pipeline after Tribes’ Success in Court

A June 14, 2017 decision out of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has added new uncertainty to the future of the Dakota Access Pipeline.  Earlier this year, the Army Corps of Engineers granted an easement to … Continue reading

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DOE to Fund Tribal Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects

Yesterday, May 30, 2017, the Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs announced that it has awarded nineteen Tribes funding to implement renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) projects on tribal lands. In its announcement, DOE … Continue reading

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First Comes the Executive Order, Then Comes the Lawsuit

Last week, the President released an executive order entitled “Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy” aimed at “encourag[ing] energy exploration and production, including on the Outer Continental Shelf.”  The Executive Order states that “America must put the energy needs of … Continue reading

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Army Reverses Course, Grants Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Seeks a Preliminary Injunction and Temporary Restraining Order

On February 8, 2017 the Army Corps of Engineers granted an easement to Dakota Access, LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, allowing the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under the Missouri River at Lake Oahe in North Dakota.  The … Continue reading

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Army Will Not Grant Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline

On December 4, the U.S. Army’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Works announced [link eliminated] that the Army will not approve an easement that would have allowed Energy Transfer Partners’ proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under the Missouri River at Lake … Continue reading

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