Court Shuts Down Dakota Access Pipeline Pending Environmental Review
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Court Shuts Down Dakota Access Pipeline Pending Environmental Review

On July 6, 2020, a federal judge for the District of Columbia ordered that the Dakota Access Pipeline be emptied pending a court–ordered environmental review by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). This decision comes three years after the pipeline first began carrying oil in 2017. The movement against the pipeline won an initial…

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Municipal Emergency Powers Amidst COVID-19

On March 7th, Governor Cuomo declared a state of emergency to contain the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York State. On March 14th, New Rochelle, the epicenter of a COVID-19 outbreak, similarly declared a state of emergency. The City commenced a series of measures, including restrictions on large gatherings in high–risk areas…