MAIN Coalition Applauds Colonel Henderson and the Army Corps for their Work Regardless of Political Outcome

Despite the announcement from the US Army Corps of Engineers regarding the Dakota Access pipeline’s final easement, the MAIN Coalition would like to highlight and commend the truly fantastic work executed by Colonel Henderson and his staff.

For over two years, Col. Henderson worked tirelessly planning and permitting the hundreds of miles of pipeline in his division.…

NBC Highlights Politics at its Finest, Civilian Given Power to Overrule USACE

According to an NBC report, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy ignored US Army Corps of Engineers’ recommendation to issue the final easement. According to Darcy spokesperson Moira Kelley, “Ms. Darcy had the authority to make the decision on behalf of the Department of the Army, and she did so.”

As previously reported, the Corps made it clear that their “prior reviews and actions have comported with legal requirements.” Despite this fact, political appointee Darcy saw fit to deny the easement anyway.…

Media Misses the Facts in their Rush to Break Dakota Access News

As news of the US Army Corps of Engineers’ announcement broke, media outlets were quick to report before checking the facts. Below represents just a few of the more egregious falsities.

CNN Newsroom

“This pipeline was originally set to go through Bismarck…an about 92% white city. They said ‘listen it’s too dangerous we don’t want it here.”

Fact: Residents of Bismarck, and the Bismarck Mayor confirmed, they did not refuse to accept the threat to their water supply, and the project was not subsequently forced upon tribes at Standing Rock because white people rejected the risk.…

US Army Corps of Engineers Official Creates Regulation Out of Thin Air with Dakota Access Decision

With yesterday’s decision, President Obama has all but publically confirmed that the rule of law is a circumstantial entity that can be enforced or ignored when it suits his political will.

Assistant Secretary of the Army Jo-Ellen Darcy, essentially admitted in her memorandum  that she was writing new regulations:

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The “circumstances” the Obama Administration is referring to are the months of illegal and violent protesting his administration emboldened, uninformed celebrity endorsements, and an anti-industry legacy at stake.…

Obama Administration Disregards Rule of Law with Dakota Access Decision

The recent announcement from the Obama administration indicating that the US Army Corps of Engineers will not grant the Dakota Access pipeline the final easement is flawed in its reasoning, sets a troubling precedent, and will only hurt the American people.

The Dakota Access pipeline was fully approved by four state governments and four federal judges following a two-year review and approval process.…

Dakota Access Protestors Continue To Remove Media Crews They Don’t Agree With

Dakota Access Pipeline protestors have certainly benefitted from the media storm their illegal protest has created. While some outlets allow protestors and activists to go unchecked, some have attempted to do their journalistic due diligence and report on the facts—much to the dismay of protestors.

In a recent Facebook post, protestors slammed Vice’s “negative” coverage of their ongoing efforts and emphasized that they are “glad” they camp banned the crew from the camp.…

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