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U.S. court deals another blow to Dakota Access pipeline

Jan 26 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court dealt a blow to the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline on Tuesday, upholding a lower court’s decision to throw out a key federal permit for the line and order it to undergo a lengthy environmental review.

The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia panel raises the possibility that Energy Transfer LP’s 557,000 barrel-per-day Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) could ultimately be shut down, depending on the status of the environmental review.

The court, however, did not affirm the lower court’s order to have the line shut.

Reporting By David Gaffen Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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