An exploration vessel is on the move after the company behind the controversial Cutterhead pipeline was found not guilty of all charges in the United States District Court in Oklahoma.
The verdict came on Tuesday, as the judge ordered the pipeline to be moved from its planned location to the site of a pipeline excavation and drilling in Oklahoma’s Panhandle.
The trial ended with the jury deadlocked in a verdict of guilty.
The company that owns the pipeline, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, pleaded guilty in October to violating federal law on the ground that the EPA had improperly monitored the pipeline’s operation.
The jury also convicted the company of violating environmental regulations in other states.