Energy Transfer Partners release statement regarding DAPL ruling

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CANNON BALL, N.D. - Energy Transfer Partners released a statement Tuesday morning saying:

"We are pleased with the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals to dissolve the administrative injunction that had temporarily suspended construction activities on the Dakota Access pipeline in an area near the proposed crossing of the Missouri River at Lake Oahe.

The company goes on to say: "In light of Sunday's court decision, Dakota Access looks forward to a prompt resumption of construction activities east and west of Lake Oahe on private land. We reiterate our commitment to protect cultural resources, the environment and public safety."


Energy Transfer Partners full media statement:

Energy Transfer Media Statement
We are pleased with the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals to dissolve the administrative injunction that had temporarily suspended construction activities on the Dakota Access pipeline in an area near the proposed crossing of the Missouri River at Lake Oahe. The Appeals Court has now joined with the Federal District Court in denying the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s motion for an injunction to stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline.
The decisions by two separate federal courts show that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers acted with great care and followed the law with respect to the river crossing permits issued to Dakota Access. The Army Corps and Dakota Access carefully considered the views of all potentially affected tribes that chose to participate in the consultative process prescribed by Congress, and fully complied with both the letter and the spirit of the National Historic Preservation Act. Their careful and sensitive work has been reviewed and approved by highly qualified private and state-employed archeologists. We continue to believe that the Army Corps will soon issue the easement for approximately 1,100 feet necessary for the crossing beneath the Missouri River—the sole remaining authorization necessary for completion of the project.
In light of Sunday’s court decision, Dakota Access looks forward to a prompt resumption of construction activities east and west of Lake Oahe on private land. We reiterate our commitment to protect cultural resources, the environment and public safety. We echo the urgings of the North Dakota Governor, its two Senators, its Congressman and local enforcement officials that any protests be undertaken in a peaceful and law abiding manner. All construction efforts will be undertaken in close coordination with State and local law enforcement officials, and we are hopeful their law enforcement efforts will be supplemented by those of the federal government.