Congressman Kevin Cramer

Representing North Dakota, At Large

CRAMER: Congress Receives Notice of Intent to Grant Dakota Access Pipeline Easement

Feb 7, 2017
Press Release

CRAMER: Congress Receives Notice of Intent to Grant Dakota Access Pipeline Easement

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Feb. 6, 2017

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer announced the U.S Army Corps of Engineers has provided the Notice of Intent to Congress to grant the easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross beneath the Missouri River.  Acting Secretary of the Army Robert Speer informed Cramer today of the intent to issue the Congressional notification, which was received by  the House Natural Resources Committee this afternoon.  

This follows President Donald Trump’s Jan. 24 memorandum to the Secretary of the Army directing that all federal agency review and approvals be expedited to complete the remaining portions of the pipeline.  Cramer was notified Jan. 31 by the Department of Defense the granting of the easement was imminent.

“After months of unnecessary delay, the Missouri River easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline is being issued by the Army Corps of Engineers,” Cramer said. “North Dakota looks forward to the safe completion and operation of this modern energy infrastructure to improve America’s economy and security.  Once again, I am grateful for President Trump’s commitment to taking swift action on this and other issues of concern to the American people.” 

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