As activity has continued to ramp up on media reporting of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the MAIN coalition is also ramping up its media and public outreach. To that end, I will be providing context and comment on behalf of the coalition moving forward.
As you know, the Dakota Access pipeline has been federally permitted and, already, more than 200 miles have been completed.
We are getting reports, via social media that Judge Boasberg has issued a ruling on the Temporary Restrainer Order. In the interest of getting something to you before your deadline, below you will find the coalition’s statement – which you can cite from me as spokesman:
“The MAIN coalition is pleased with Judge Boasberg’s decision that will allow the ongoing construction of the federally permitted Dakota Access pipeline west of Lake Oahe and we remain hopeful that his pending ruling on the injunction will ultimately allow progress to continue. We agree with the Army Corps of Engineers that safety must be the top priority; and the pipeline, once completed, will be among the safest, most technologically advanced pipelines ever constructed and bring much needed energy to communities across the country.”