Acting Army Secretary Recommends DAPL Easement Approval
February 2, 2017
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe said it will “vigorously pursue legal action” after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was ordered to grant the final easement to finish construction of the hotly contested Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).
Republican North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven announced the developments on Tuesday January 31 after speaking with Vice President Mike Pence and Acting Secretary of the Army Robert Speer. In a prepared statement, Hoeven said that the Army Corps of Engineers will “proceed” with the easement required to complete the $3.8 billion crude-oil pipeline.