Hoeven: Trump Expresses Support for Dakota Access Pipeline

WASHINGTON -- Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to President-elect Trump’s expression of support for the Dakota Access Pipeline Project:

“The Obama administration should approve the easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline without delay, and also provide assistance to state and local law enforcement. Because the Obama administration continues to delay that decision, we have met with President-elect Trump’s transition team on a range of issues, including the need for the new president to issue an easement for the project. Today, Mr. Trump expressed his support for the Dakota Access Pipeline, which has met or exceeded all environmental standards set forth by four states and the Army Corps of Engineers.

“Also, it is important to know that the new administration will work to help us grow and diversify our energy economy and build the energy infrastructure necessary to move it from where it is produced to where it is needed. The result will be more jobs, a more vibrant economy and affordable energy for the American people.”