Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco Respond to the Statement from the Department of the Army

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Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco committed to ensure Dakota Access Pipeline completion

  • Energy transfer partners and sunoco logistics partners respond to the statement from the department of the army
  • The administration’s statement that it would not issue an “easement” to dakota access pipeline is a political action
  • Fully expect to complete construction of pipeline without any additional rerouting in and around lake oahe

Business Wire | December 04, 2016, | 11:05 PM Eastern Standard Time

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETP) and Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL) announced that the Administration’s statement today that it would not at this time issue an “easement” to Dakota Access Pipeline is a purely political action – which the Administration concedes when it states it has made a “policy decision” – Washington code for a political decision. This is nothing new from this Administration, since over the last four months the Administration has demonstrated by its action and inaction that it intended to delay a decision in this matter until President Obama is out of office.

For more than three years now, Dakota Access Pipeline has done nothing but play by the rules. The Army Corps of Engineers agrees, and has said so publicly and in federal court filings. The Corps’ review process and its decisions have been ratified by two federal courts. The Army Corps confirmed this again today when it stated its “policy decision” does “not alter the Army’s position that the Corps’ prior reviews and actions have comported with legal requirements.”

In spite of consistently stating at every turn that the permit for the crossing of the Missouri River at Lake Oahe granted in July 2016, comported with all legal requirements, including the use of an environmental assessment, rather than an environmental impact statement, the Army Corps now seeks to engage in additional review and analysis of alternative locations for the pipeline.

The White House’s directive today to the Corps for further delay is just the latest in a series of overt and transparent political actions by an administration which has abandoned the rule of law in favor of currying favor with a narrow and extreme political constituency.

As stated all along, ETP and SXL are fully committed to ensuring that this vital project is brought to completion and fully expect to complete construction of the pipeline without any additional rerouting in and around Lake Oahe. Nothing this Administration has done today changes that in any way.

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5 thoughts on “Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco Respond to the Statement from the Department of the Army

  1. It’s all about greed, this Corporation is counting on trump to get this moving h again, after all they have invested much in the NYC and Trump’s election.
    The fight for clean water and land doesn’t stop at Standing Rock and I don’t believe that this Corporation has gone by the law.
    They will stop at nothing to get what they want and that is to tie this country up so we cannot progress to renewable energy, we will be so indebted with no resources to afford it.
    Just my opinion.


  2. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Energy & oil companies respond to the Army Corps of Ebgineers decision. Basically … it’s a matter of time.
    They expect to fully complete construction w/o re-routing!
    State this ‘victory’ was political action!
    Need to stay vigilant … they are coming back!


    • That should have been obvious to all involved, not sure why people are celebrating. Also enjoy their characterization of the larger part of thinking society as a “..narrow and extreme political constituency”, like they’re not the ones who are extremists. Classic FOX strategy, reverse the truth and sell yourself as the opposite side to get the non-thinkers on your side.


  3. yes, “play by the rules” includes blowing a person’s arm off, attempting to freeze people to death via water hoses, and blocking supplies to living, breathing human beings who need them. what rules do they think they’ve been playing by?


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