July 13, 2021

The Hill: Warren presses Army Corps of Engineers nominee on Dakota Access Pipeline

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said she remains “very concerned” about the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Army Corps of Engineers’ handling of tribal opposition to the project in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday.

During a hearing for Michael Connor, President Biden’s nominee for Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Warren described herself as “very concerned about the Dakota Access pipeline and what it reflects about the Army Corps of Engineers’ relationship with tribal nations.”

Warren went on to note the lawsuit against the pipeline by a tribal court against the Corps, as well as a federal court’s ruling that the Corps violated federal law by approving the pipeline without preparing an environmental impact statement.


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By:  Zack Budryk
Source: The Hill