1. SOUNDBITE (English) Jan Hasselman, lead attorney for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe:
"Today's ruling was an unprecedented win for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and all the people around the world that have supported them over the years. The judge got the law exactly right. You need to do environmental analysis on the risks of the thing before you operate it. That's what the tribe has been saying all along since the beginning, it wants a full environmental review of the risks of this pipeline and it wants its treaty rights respected. Finally, those things are going to happen."
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Jan Hasselman, lead attorney for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe:
"We we lost the first court battle, we won in the political arena and the Trump administration overturned it. We won it again but couldn't stop the pipeline from starting operations. So it's always been an uphill battle, but everything about this fight has been unique. There's no precedent for this fight. We've made history. We're going to keep making history."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Jan Hasselman, lead attorney for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe:
"Well, it's an important point, because today's closure isn't forever. It is only until there's been a full environmental review. And until there's a new permit decision. That decision will be made in the next presidential administration. So the election is, of course, very consequential here. What we expect is for the first time, the federal government will follow the law and do a full, transparent and fair review of the risks and consequences of operating a pipeline in a place like this."
A judge on Monday ordered the Dakota Access pipeline shut down for additional environmental review more than three years after it began pumping oil.
The decision hands a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and delivers a blow to President Donald Trump's efforts to weaken public health and environmental protections it views as obstacles to businesses.
In a 24-page order, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington, D.C., wrote that he was "mindful of the disruption" that shutting down the pipeline would cause, but that it must be done within 30 days.
Pipeline owner Energy Transfer plans to ask a court to halt the order and will seek an expedited appeal, spokeswoman Vicki Granado said.
The order comes after Boasberg said in April that a more extensive review was necessary than what the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers already conducted and that he would consider whether the pipeline should be shuttered during the new assessment.
Jan Hasselman, attorney for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Earthjustice, called it an unprecedented win for the tribe.
The findings may challenge the legal footing for the Trump administration's most momentous environmental rollbacks.
Trump surrounded himself with industry leaders and workers in hard hats this January when he announced plans to overhaul the rules for enforcing NEPA.
The Dakota Access pipeline was the subject of months of protests in 2016 and 2017, sometimes violent, during its construction near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation that straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border.
The tribe pressed litigation against the pipeline even after it began carrying oil from North Dakota across South Dakota and Iowa and to a shipping point in Illinois in June 2017.
The $3.8 billion, 1,172-mile pipeline crosses beneath the Missouri River, just north of the reservation. The tribe draws its water from the river and fears pollution.