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CRAMER: Approved - Dakota Access Pipeline Receives Federal Easement

Jan 31, 2017
Press Release


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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Kevin Cramer issued this statement following the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers notifying Congress today it will be granting the easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross beneath Lake Oahe.  This is the last approval needed to complete construction of the project, and follows President Trump’s Jan. 24 memorandum to the Secretary of the Army, directing that all federal agency reviews and approvals be expedited to complete the remaining portions of the pipeline.

“I have received word the Department of Defense is granting the easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline and Congressional notification is imminent.  It’s time to get to work and finish this important piece of energy infrastructure enhancing America’s energy security and putting North Dakotans and Americans back to work. President Trump has proven to be a man of action and I am grateful for his commitment to this and other critical infrastructure projects so vital to our nation.”