DAPL Protests: ND Lawmakers Push President for Action

The governor and members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation are calling on President Obama to take action now and end the Dakota Access pipeline protest.

Governor Dalrymple, Senator Hoeven and Representative Cramer called on the president to direct the Army Corps to approve the easement underneath Lake Oahe without further delay.

They also recommended Mr. Obama provide federal law enforcement resources immediately.

Senator Heitkamp says enough is enough.

She says the president needs to act now on whether to grant the easement.

“There’s no benefit to dragging this out,” said Sen. John Hoeven. “So again, we need to get it resolved. It’s been a tremendous strain on our local and state law enforcement and again think about the impact to our North Dakota people.”

The pipeline is already 98 percent complete in North Dakota.

The dispute over water safety and native burial sites has raged on for months with no end in sight.

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