Hoeven Statement on D.C. Circuit Court Decision Vacating DAPL Shutdown Order

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision vacating the federal district court’s shutdown order for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). 

“The Dakota Access Pipeline is critical infrastructure for not only North Dakota’s energy industry, but also the American economy and our national security. At the same time, pipelines are one of the safest forms of transportation for oil. This project was built and operated in good faith under the Army Corps’ permitting process, and today the Circuit Court was right to reject the shutdown of the pipeline so that it can continue operating.”