Hoeven Statement After D.C. Circuit Court Issues Stay Preventing Shutdown of DAPL

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued an administrative stay temporarily preventing the district judge’s shutdown order, allowing the Dakota Access Pipeline to continue operating while the appeals court considers arguments.

“The Dakota Access Pipeline is important energy infrastructure that has been safely operating for three years. This temporary stay is a good step that recognizes the significant impact that shutting down the pipeline will have on our state’s economy. Next, we hope the Circuit Court will grant a long-term stay and allow the pipeline to continue operating.”