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Dakota Access Oil Pipeline ordered to shut by US district court


A US district court has ordered the 570K b/d Dakota Access Oil Pipeline (DAPL) to be shut down and emptied within 30 days, citing an error that was made by the US Army Corps of Engineers under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, Reuters report. The DAPL is almost 1,200 miles long and has faced controversy surrounding its environmental impact since starting commercial use in 2017. It is the largest pipeline running out of North Dakota’s Bakken shale basin, and allows suppliers to transport crude oil through to its endpoint at an oil hub in llinois.