Dakota Access Pipeline Avoids Shutdown

Posted: May 29, 2021
Category: News Pulse

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A U.S. federal court judge denied a request from Native American tribes to shut the Dakota Access Pipeline after a key environmental permit was scrapped last year, arguing the tribes had failed to prove the line’s continued operation would cause irreversible harm. The ruling, which may be appealed, is a relief for operator Energy Transfer LP, which has faced an unending stream of legal threats to Dakota Access since 2016 and is also seen as a rare victory for the pipeline industry as a whole amid rising opposition from environmental watchdogs and activists over the past few years. Check out this story and more in this week’s recap of all things happening in oil and gas! 

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  • This week’s Periodical uncover the fact that China’s annual emissions in 2019 exceeded those of all developed countries combined. While their per-capita demand is still lower than the average of other OECD countries, China has been trending in the wrong direction in terms of emissions growth and with emissions continuing to grow while the rest of the world commits to reductions, China appears to be focused on its own economic recovery over meeting global climate goals. 

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