A Federal court in Washington has ordered the closure of the significant Dakota Access oil pipeline at the request of Native American tribes, the court said.
The pipeline must suspend operations for 30 days, according to the decision of Judge James Bosberg.
The pipeline, worth about $ 4 billion, has provoked protests from the tribes through which it passed for a number of years. The Sioux tribe has argued that it endangers its water resources and passes through culturally significant land.
The court’s decision is another defeat for the energy industry and the administration of Donald Trump, who is seeking to facilitate the construction of energy infrastructure. The day before, Dominion Energy and its partner, Duke Energy, abandoned a major gas pipeline project for the ASR, amid numerous lawsuits and uncertainty about prices and regulation. The Ministry of energy blamed the “environmental lobby” for the closure of the project.