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U.S. judge orders that Dakota Access oil pipeline can remain open

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By Devika Krishna Kumar NEW YORK (Reuters) -A U.S. federal court judge on Friday denied a request from Native American tribes to shut the Dakota Access oil pipeline after a key environmental permit was scrapped last year, arguing the tribes had failed to prove the line’s continued operation would cause irreversible harm. The 570,000 barrel per day (bpd) pipeline out of North Dakota that travels under a Missouri River reservoir is now likely to stay running at least until a new federal environmental review is completed next year. The pipeline’s continued operation provides some clarity to marke…

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