Jul 14, 2020 - Energy & Environment

Appeals court rules Dakota Access Pipeline can continue operating

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The controversial Dakota Access Pipeline will remain operating (for now) after a federal appeals court on Tuesday granted the company's stay order as part of a broader legal and permitting fight over the project, per Reuters.

Why it matters: It's the latest twist in a series of lawsuit battles over pipelines that have become a proxy for a national debate on energy and climate change.

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