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.”

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.…

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:


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.…