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Mealey's Native American Law - D.C. Circuit Says With Artifacts Destroyed By Pipeline Work, Tribe Lacks Standing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Feb. 7 dismissed a tribal historic office's efforts to challenge construction of a natural gas pipeline across tribal lands, saying the office lost its standing when the pipeline work destroyed more than 20 ceremonial stone features the office was trying to protect (Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Office v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, No. 19-1009, D.C. Cir., 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 3766).
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