An Environmental Debate on Fossil Fuels and Clean Energy

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has picked up support in federal court following a ruling last Wednesday by Federal Judge James Boasberg.

Boasberg has been reviewing materials behind Energy Transfer Partners, and has ruled in favor of looking at additional regulation for the Dakota Access Pipeline.

TheStreet’s coverage on Energy Transfer shows that the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline ‘has spilled hazardous liquids near water crossings more than twice as frequently as any other pipeline company in the country this decade.’

In addition, Amy Goodman, reporter for Democracy Now!, mentioned that Boasberg ruled last Wednesday that the Trump administration failed to produce an adequate review of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Next week, Judge Boasberg will decide if the pipeline should be shut off until further review.

The video below by Democracy Now! goes in more detail about finding clean energy solutions for Native Americans nationwide.

Reuters reported:

‘The judge said in a 91-page decision that, while the Army Corps substantially complied with the National Environmental Policy Act, federal permits issued for the pipeline violated the law in some respects, saying in a court order the Corps did not “adequately consider the impacts of an oil spill on fishing rights, hunting rights, or environmental justice.”‘

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