LCV Statement on DAPL Decision

Contact: Emily Samsel, emily_samsel@lcv.org, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. — In response to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ decision not to shut down the Dakota Access oil pipeline while they conduct a legally required environmental impact review, the League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement from Legislative Director Matthew Davis:

“While the Biden administration is doing a lot of good for the environment and blocking other dirty pipelines, we strongly disagree with their decision not to shut down the dirty and dangerous Dakota Access oil pipeline while they conduct a legally required review of the pipeline’s environmental impacts. This decision jeopardizes clean air, safe drinking water, and the health and safety of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and millions downstream. LCV stands in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux and the many activists who have led the fight against DAPL for years. No community should have to endure a dirty pipeline jeopardizing their access to clean water or destroying sacred places of cultural and spiritual importance. The Biden administration must do the right thing and permanently shut the pipeline down after the Environmental Impact Statement is completed.”

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