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US appeals court denies Dakota Access pipeline rehearing request; environmental review to continue.
A U.S. appeals court on Friday denied Dakota Access LLC’s petition for a rehearing on a court decision to cancel a key permit for its oil pipeline, court documents show.
The decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia means the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) technically is still trespassing on federal land because it does not have a permit to cross under South Dakota’s Lake Oahe. The environmental review of the line is continuing, and is not expected to be completed until March 2022.
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Cornish pasty and clotted cream makers ahoy! Biden heading for Cornwall on first foreign trip as US president.
Joe Biden will travel to the United Kingdom and Belgium in June for his first overseas trip since taking office, the White House said a little earlier.
The trip aims to highlight the US president’s “commitment to restoring our alliances, revitalizing the transatlantic relationship, and working in close cooperation with our allies,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement.
The announcement was made as Biden concluded hosting a global climate summit that marked a renewed US engagement in climate efforts.