ND Pipeline halted, so Feds can study alternate route!
I’m having quite a month. This is exactly what I think they need to do, and this on top of Trump, and then Heitkamp, make me believe sanity has returned to my beloved country. Readers of my blog know I called for this EXACT change just this week – read it below and rejoice, there is an effective alternate route, now we just need the Feds to pay for the difference and this will be justice.
From The Hill — Federal officials have denied the final permits required for the Dakota Access Pipeline project in North Dakota.
The Army Corps of Engineers on Sunday announced it would instead conduct an environmental impact review of the 1,170-mile pipeline project and determine if there are other ways to route it to avoid a crossing on the Missouri River.
“Although we have had continuing discussion and exchanges of new information with the Standing Rock Sioux and Dakota Access, it’s clear that there’s more work to do,” Army Assistant Secretary for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy said in a statement.
“The best way to complete that work responsibly and expeditiously is to explore alternate routes for the pipeline crossing.”