John Hoeven. Hoeven claimed the acting secretary of the Army had ordered the easement to be granted.
"We are disgusted but not surprised by the Secretary of the Army's decision to recommend the easement on the Dakota Access Pipeline".
The 1,172-mile, four-state crude oil pipeline is nearly finished, except for a section under Lake Oahe in North Dakota that's been the focus of massive protests in recent months.
All these steps, Darcy determined, would best be accomplished by the Army Corps preparing a full Environmental Impact Statement allowing for public input, a process that could take years.
"The law requires that changes in agency positions be backed by new circumstances or new evidence, not simply the President's whim", Archambault said. "People are jumping the gun, no easement has been issued", he said, adding that he had confirmed that with the Justice Department.
The EIS was ordered by Jo-Ellen Darcy, the assistant secretary of the U.S. Army, on December 4.
Last week, Veterans Stand announced plans to support the protesters camped out in North Dakota.
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Indeed, in keeping with his traditional stance, Mulayam told the media that he was always against an alliance with the Congress . She has tried to exploit the divisions in the SP's first family, saying Akhilesh has "insulted" Shivpal Yadav.
"We are not surprised to see North Dakota's U.S. Sen". It has vowed to fight on, in the courts.
President Trump issued a directive to expedite review of Dakota Access pipeline after the corps published a January 18 notice of intent in the Federal Register on the EIS.
Protesters are confronted by police near a pipeline being built by a group of companies led by Energy Transfer Partners LP at a construction site in North Dakota, October 22, 2016. "The Army will make any decisions once a full review and analysis is completed in accordance with the Presidential Memorandum".
The Standing Rock Sioux issued a statement late Tuesday saying the tribe would "vigorously pursue legal action" if the easement has been granted already.
Mr. Hoeven said he issued his Tuesday press release after speaking with Vice President Mike Pence and Acting Secretary of the Army Robert Speer. Hasselman said he expects the easement to be issued "soon", but probably not before next week.
Dump trucks and work crews moved into the campsite Monday to clean up the abandoned cars, structures, trash and waste left by thousands of protesters who converged on the region to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline over concerns it would contaminate drinking water relied upon by American Indians.
Cleanup is now underway at the encampment where pipeline opponents have protested for months.