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.…

Houston Chronicle Editorial Board Falls for False Bismarck Reroute Claims

The Houston Chronicle is the latest outlet to slightly miss the facts about the Dakota Access pipeline. While it is supportive of the project, there are some errors that deserve to be corrected.

In a recent editorial, the Chronicle asserts that, “pollution worries were serious enough to force a reroute away from Bismarck’s municipal water sources and residential areas.…

Snopes Highlights Common Misinformation About Dakota Access Routing

A common misconception about Dakota Access is that officials chose to “re-route” the pipeline closer to the Standing Rock Sioux reservation and away from Bismarck. While many have been touting this as a reason to stop the project, the facts are clear – this was not the case. The Bismarck Mayor recently held a press conference to dispel any further rumors on the issue.…