President of the North Dakota Petroleum Council Highlight Facts on Dakota Access

Ron Ness, President of the North Dakota Petroleum Council, penned an op-ed highlighting the key facts about North Dakota’s embattled energy project and the surrounding protests. According to Ness, the entire ‘debate’ has become one of “emotion and politics rather than reason, logic or science.”

Ness notes that he is consistently asked the same question about those unfamiliar with the project: “Why not make the pipeline extra thick?’ ‘Could the company monitor the pipeline regularly?’ ‘Maybe it should follow in the path of existing infrastructure off the reservation?” Ness, bluntly responds correctly, “It is’ or ‘it does.”

Additionally, Ness clears up any questions about the route.…

Washington Times Editorial Calls for the Dakota Access’ Completion

The Washington Times followed numerous other media outlets in criticizing the Obama Administration’s handling of the Dakota Access pipeline. Their editorial blasts the clearly political move and calls for the project’s completion.

Below represents noteworthy critiques worth emphasizing:

“The rule of law matters, and enabling a few radicals, or even a few thousand, to overrule the will of the American people would be a tyranny of the minority.”

“Pipelines are a 21st century fact of life.

Former Governor Jack Dalrymple Respects the Facts, Incoming Governor Doug Burgum Should Do the Same

On his final full day in office, North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple penned an op-ed in the Billings Gazette entitled “Setting Record Straight on Dakota Access Pipeline.” Dalrymple highlights key project facts, condemns the #NoDAPL movement for terrorizing his state, and thanks law enforcement for their honorable service.

MAIN hopes that incoming Governor Doug Burgum will not only continue Dalrymple’s legacy of honoring the rule of law and fact, but also advocate as vocally for the completion of the Dakota Access project.…

Donna Brazile Pens Shamelessly Inaccurate Piece on Dakota Access

Yet another public figure has opined on the Dakota Access pipeline without using the facts. Donna Brazile, interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, issued her support for the Standing Rock Sioux while making a handful of inaccurate claims in a recent Medium post.

The following represents just a handful of her inaccuracies:

“The pipeline clearly never underwent an appropriate review in consultation with nearby residents and the tribal leaders.”

It is beyond comprehension how this claim is still made by Dakota Access opponents.…

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.…