Army Corps Grants Expedited Dakota Access Pipeline Easement
Douglas W. Lamont, acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works
In the waning days of the Obama administration, after global pressure built from sustained opposition by Native American tribes to the Bakken shale pipeline in North Dakota, the Army announced it would begin a new environmental impact statement review of the project. Trump’s presidential memorandum of January 24th directed the Army Corps to expedite the approval process for the pipeline by any legal means necessary. In memos issued by Douglas W. Lamont, acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, the corps terminated the environmental impact statement process and foreshortened the Congressional notification period from two weeks to one day.
Final construction on the pipeline could thus begin as early as tomorrow.
Download Lamont’s DAPL EIS termination memo.
Download Lamont’s expedited DAPL easement memo.