Case Summary Citation

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ­___ F.Supp.3d ___, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 121997, 2016 WL 4734356 (D.D.C. September 9, 2016).


The Standing Rock Sioux’s effort to enjoin the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ permitting of an oil pipeline was stifled by the United States District Court of the District of Columbia. In denying the preliminary injunction, the court held that the Tribe failed to show that the Corps violated the National Historic Preservation Act, and that the Tribe’s belated effort to litigate was futile after failing to participate in the consultation process.



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