Hoeven: D.C. Circuit Court Vacates DAPL Shutdown Order

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit vacated the district judge’s shutdown order for the Dakota Access Pipeline, enabling it to continue operating during appeal of the district court’s order for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prepare an environmental impact statement. 

“The Dakota Access Pipeline is critical infrastructure for our state’s energy industry, providing a safe and efficient transportation option for Bakken crude for three years. We welcome the court’s decision to allow the pipeline’s continued operation during the appeals process, recognizing its significant benefits to North Dakota and our nation’s energy security.”