Hoeven Statement in Response to the Corps' Issuance of a Permit to Protest on Federal Land

WASHINGTON — Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to the Army Corps of Engineers’ granting a permit on federal land south of the Cannonball River for protest activity, and his request to the Department of Justice for more assistance for state and local law enforcement:

“The tribe now needs to work with law enforcement and comply with the requirements in the Corps permit to ensure that protests are peaceful and within the law. Also, the Corps and Administration need to follow the law and resolve the issue of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Further, we again call on the Department of Justice to respond to our request and provide additional resources to work with state and local law enforcement officials to ensure public safety.”