Army Corps Approves DAPL Lake Oahe Easement
February 8, 2017
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), operating under instructions from the Trump White House, has approved a final easement necessary for completion of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The announcement of the Lake Oahe easement came by way of a February 7 filing in the U.S. District Court of Washington, D.C.
The easement, granted to Energy Transfer Partners, would allow construction of the pipeline under Lake Oahe, near the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota. Building could begin as soon as February 8 and could be finished as early as April 8, according to court proceedings.