In September of 2016, the U.S. Justice Department and other federal agencies delayed the Dakota Access Pipeline, in what was called an “unprecedented” action. Prior to the delay of the pipeline, federal courts had given their approval, and the Energy Transfer Partners had obtained the appropriate permits to complete the construction of the pipeline.
Now, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has delayed construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, further impeding energy production and job creation in the United States.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, along with other environmental activists, have been protesting for the pipeline to be rerouted, so that it will not cross under Lake Oahe in South Dakota. Energy Transfer Partners already received permission from the U.S. Army to build underneath Lake Oahe, and delaying construction due to the recent protests is costing the company time and money.
In the past few months, over 500 people have already been arrested during protests on the construction site of the pipeline. Further delaying the pipeline will only justify the illegal behavior of the environmental activists.
Sign this petition to tell the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to allow the Dakota Access Pipeline construction to continue!