Saturday, September 03, 2016

The Army Corps of Engineers vs. the EPA and others

The EPA, the Department of the Interior and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation have raised serious environmental and safety objections to the North Dakota section of the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline. The agencies cited risks to water supplies, inadequate emergency preparedness, potential impacts to the Standing Rock Indian reservation and insufficient environmental justice analysis. They want the Corps of Engineers to issue a revised draft of their environmental assessment.

The Corps says 'no'; the original environmental assessment prepared by the pipeline's developer, Dakota Access LLC, is fine.

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