After the DAPL was finally approved/completed/put into operation, the builders sued Greenpeace International and "pipeline fighters" under the US' racketeering (RICO) laws. On February 14 2019, the federal judge hearing the case ruled in favor of the defendants (ruled in favor of Greenpeace). Energy Transfer Equity (formerly Energy Transfer Partners) said they will follow up in state courts in North Dakota.
Comment: I never thought RICO was the right venue for this.TransMountain: I think I read that the Canadian national energy regulator approved the TransMountain pipeline although the agency said it was "bad" for the environment. The government will now vote whether to proceed. (It will.) And then protests and lawsuits to follow.
Three new permits:
- Operator: MRO
- Field: Chimney Butte (Dunn County)
- Comments: MRO has permits for a 3-well pad in SESW 23-146-95;
- QEP (4): four Moberg permits in McKenzie County
- RimRock (2): two Moccasin Creek permits in Dunn County
- 35328, 1,105, Kraken, Pocasset LW 32-29 1H, Oliver, t1/19; cum --;
- 35327, 737, Kraken, Pocasset 32-29 4TFH, Oliver, t1/19; cum --;
- Oasis had permits for seven Three Forks wells in Williams County; all were changed to middle Bakken wells (#34107, #34109, #34132, #34135, #34234, #34336, #34338)