Federal Court Orders Corps Of Engineers & DAPL To Upgrade Monitoring Following Keystone XL Spill

The US District Court for the District of Columbia is one of the most powerful courts in the country, precisely because it covers the nation’s capitol, where litigation involving the federal government often takes place. Attorneys for the Standing Rock Sioux tribe are opposing the Dakota Access pipeline that will be constructed over land belonging to the tribe pursuant to the term of an 1851 treaty, claiming that it represents a significant environmental hazard to the members of the tribe who are dependent on local lakes and rivers for their drinking water. Credit: Stephen Melkisethian via ShadowProof This week, […]