How Trump Could Overturn the Dakota Access Pipeline Decision


Environmental activists and protesters have rejoiced the temporary halting of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, but according to some experts with whom ABC News spoke, there are several avenues for President-elect Donald Trump to overturn the decision and continue the construction of the pipeline once he assumes office in January.

William Buzzbee, a professor at Georgetown University Law School who specializes in environmental and administrative law, said that there are multiple ways that a President Trump could prompt the construction to continue, with varying speed.

“He has two main choices: one would be to act through the Army Corps of Engineers and the other to try and act with the assistance of Congress,” Buzzbee said.

Trump could let the Army Corps of Engineers perform the Environmental Impact Statement that it said this weekend it wants to complete, and see…


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