Army Corps of Engineers To Announce Easement Decision “In Matter of Days”

Today Capital Alpha reported that U.S. District Court Justice James Boasberg held a status hearing to discuss the Dakota Access Pipeline lawsuit, Standing Rock Sioux v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

During the meeting, Army Corps counsel Matthew Marinelli said that the Corps “will announce next steps or a path forward” on the easement “within a matter of days.” When pressed about whether that would be a yes/no decision on the easement by Boasberg, Marinelli declined to elaborate.

Following a significant period of time already spent on review, the Corps of Engineers should feel confident in their original assessment of no significant impact and approve the final easement so construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline can be completed.