Rep. Kevin Cramer has long been a vocal and factual advocate for the Dakota Access pipeline’s completion. Following Sunday’s announcement that the US Army Corps of Engineers will not issue the final easement for the project, Cramer penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal to illustrate his thoughts on the decision.
Cramer is incensed that Dakota Access has been halted via “a White House that does not see itself as being bound by the rule of law.” According to Cramer, “The Obama administration has decided to build a political legacy rather than lead the country. It is facilitating an illegal occupation that has grown wildly out of control. “
Cramer also outlines several points that Standing Rock Fact Checker frequently highlights and media outlets consistently overlook:
“This isn’t about tribal rights or protecting cultural resources.”
“Two federal courts have rejected claims that the tribe wasn’t consulted.”
“Other tribes and parties did participate in the process.”
“This isn’t about water protection.”
“This isn’t about the climate.”
Standing Rock Fact Checker applauds Rep. Cramer for his advocacy and commitment to the facts.