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CRAMER: Dakota Access Pipeline Easement Granted Today

Feb 8, 2017
Press Release

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement about Dakota Access, LLC, receiving the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers easement today for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under the Missouri River at Lake Oahe. This follows the Army Corps' notification to Congress yesterday of the easement approval and President Trump's Jan. 24 executive action to expedite its review. 

"I am pleased the Corps decided not to prolong this process any further and issued the easement quickly, while still complying with the letter and spirit of the law to give advance notice to Congress.  A new and better signal has been sent by the Trump Administration on infrastructure development in this country.  I know with the oversight of landowners and the North Dakota Public Service Commission,  the company will properly restore the land it has disturbed and the PSC, cooperating with U.S. Department of Transportation, will work with the company to ensure the safe operation of the pipeline as it delivers this American product to market for many decades."