Interior Secretary Jewell Statement in Support of U.S. Army Decision Related to the Dakota Access Pipeline

Office of the Secretary
12/4/2016
Last edited 12/5/2016

Date: December 4, 2016
Contact: Interior_press@ios.doi.gov

WASHINGTON – Today U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell released the following statement in support of the U.S. Army's decision related to the Dakota Access Pipeline:

"The thoughtful approach established by the Army today ensures that there will be an in-depth evaluation of alternative routes for the pipeline and a closer look at potential impacts, as envisioned by NEPA. The Army's announcement underscores that tribal rights reserved in treaties and federal law, as well as Nation-to-Nation consultation with tribal leaders, are essential components of the analysis to be undertaken in the environmental impact statement going forward."