Trump signed Pres. memo, “Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline” and “Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline”

The first memo allows the Dakota Access pipeline to use the old EIS for permitting purposes. The second memo invites the Keystone XL parent company to reapply for permits from the Dept. of State

The Dakota Access pipeline is a mostly finished construction except for the controversial section crossing the Missouri River that is dangerously close to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s source of drinking water. On Jan. 18, the Army Corps of Engineers issued a notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) specifically find “(1) Alternative locations for the pipeline crossing the Missouri River, (2) Potential risks and impacts of an oil spill, and potential impacts to Lake Oahe, the Stand Rock Sioux Tribe’s water intakes, and the Tribe’s water, treaty, fishing, and hunting rights; and (3) Information on the extent and location of the Tribe’s treaty rights in Lake Oahe. Continue reading “Trump signed Pres. memo, “Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline” and “Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline””