The Public Service Commission is looking into whether Energy Transfer Partners removed too many trees and improperly handled some soil during construction of the $3.8 billion pipeline.
A hearing had been scheduled Thursday to help commissioners decide whether to pursue the case and possibly fine the Texas-based company. But the commission on Tuesday voted 2-1 to delay the hearing and give attorneys on both sides more time to discuss a resolution.
The commission on Wednesday rescheduled the hearing for Oct. 3-4, in case attorney talks don't lead to a resolution.
The pipeline began moving North Da