U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Opening of Lake Ashtabula Campgrounds Delayed Due To Flooding

BARNES CO., N.D. (KVRR) — The opening of the campground facilities at Lake Ashtabula is delayed due to impacts from flooding. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would have opened the campgrounds this past Sunday. But snowpack and flooding conditions are preventing safe access to most of the camping facilities. The affected campgrounds include East Ashtabula Crossing, West Ashtabula Crossing, Eggert’s…

Supreme Court won’t take Dakota Access Pipeline case

BISMARCK, N.D. – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to consider an appeal of a lawsuit over the Dakota Access Pipeline. The decision means that an ongoing environmental review of the pipeline will continue. Dakota Access appealed a lower court ruling which affirmed the need for a more thorough environmental study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps…

Over $430 Million Approved As Final Federal Funding for FM Diversion

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has received over $430 million for work on the FM Flood project through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. It completes the $750 million federal funding commitment of the over $3 billion project. The work includes building a 30-mile-long diversion channel in North Dakota with upstream staging, a 20-mile-long southern embankment,…

Pentagon: Fisher Sand & Gravel $400 Million Contract ‘Properly Awarded’

U.S./Mexico borderWASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department’s internal watchdog said its investigation into a $400 million southern border wall contract found it was properly awarded to a North Dakota firm. The owner of Dickinson-based Fisher Sand and Gravel used multiple appearances on Fox News to push for the job. The Pentagon’s inspector general released results of the audit, requested last…

Tribes say DAPL review company has conflict of interest

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The head of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is asking a federal agency overseeing the environmental review of the Dakota Access oil pipeline to cut ties with a contractor conducting the analysis, citing a conflict of interest. Chairman Mike Faith and other tribal leaders fighting the pipeline sent a letter Wednesday to a top U.S. Army…

Dakota Access Pipeline asks U.S. Supreme Court to scrap environmental study order

NEW YORK (FOX) – Dakota Access on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit whether the largest pipeline out of the North Dakota oil basin requires additional environmental review. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia revoked a key environmental permit for the pipeline last year and ordered an additional environmental study. The pipeline entered service in…

Judge orders delay amid debate over Dakota Access pipeline

WASHINGTON – A judge has delayed a decision on whether the Dakota Access Oil pipeline should be shut down while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts an environmental review on the project, after lawyers for the pipeline asked for more time to outline recent changes in the economy. The 10-day continuance granted by U.S. District Judge James Boasberg came…