Senator John Hoeven says while everyone has a right to protest, he wants people to remember to work within the law to make their voices heard.
He says he has talked with the Army Corps and encouraged them to find ways to resolve the issues protestors have with the construction of the pipeline.
He says the only way to a resolution is by working together.
Hoeven says the pipeline and other projects like it need to be built in order for the state and the country to move forward.
"We've got to build that infrastructure for our country. To move energy safely and cost effectively. It's the way this country works. Again, that's how we approach whether it's this project or another," said Sen. Hoeven.
Hoeven says he wants the Corps to consult with not only the tribes involved but also with all stakeholders to make sure the pipeline is built safely.