A federal judge on July 7 denied Energy Transfer’s emergency request for a stay to avoid the ordered shutdown of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline in August. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The decision by Judge James Boasberg of the US District Court for the District of Columbia came after he made the surprising ruling to shut the crude pipeline down and empty its volumes while a more in-depth environmental review is conducted. Boasberg will soon schedule a status hearing to allow Energy Transfer to argue its case, potentially giving a small window for the federal judge to reverse course prior to the Aug. 5 shutdown deadline for the crude pipeline that […]