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DAKOTA ACCESS: News of 'imminent' approval triggers tribe, enviro backlash

Feb 01, 2017 - Environment & Energy Daily

The politics surrounding the Dakota Access pipeline racheted up last night after lawmakers signaled approval was imminent. Republican Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota issued a statement last night saying he had received word the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would grant the final federal approval needed to complete the oil pipeline "within days." Acting Secretary of the Army Robert Speer, Hoeven said, had directed the Army Corps to "proceed with the easement" that Energy Transfer Partners needs t...