UPDATE w/ ND Authority Statements - ETP CEO Kelcy Warren Says They Have Offered to Pay Protest Related Expenses
CBS News is reporting that Energy Transfer Partners CEO Kelcy Warren says the company wants to reimburse the state of North Dakota and Morton County for expenses related to the Dakota Access Pipeline Protests, but authorities in North Dakota have yet to accept the offer.
I reached out to Governor Dalrymple and Morton County Sheriffs Department to get a statement regarding Mr. Warren's comments that, "authorities in North Dakota have yet to accept the offer," to pay for expenses related to the #NoDAPL protests.
Here is Governor Dalrymple's statement:
Here is the statement from Morton County Sheriffs Department:
I responded to Morton County's statement by asking them what they meant specifically by an "informal offer," and if anyone had spoken with Mr. Warren about his offer. Here is their response to:
After an extensive review and Federal Court approval, yesterday the Army Corps of Engineers
saying they want more engagement and consultation with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe before they issue the easement to build under Lake Oahe. The easement is the final piece for the Dakota Access Pipeline to be completed in North Dakota.
Kelcy Warren told CBS News, “They will not stop our project. That’s naive. They’re not stopping our project.”
The completion of the pipeline seems imminent once
and in the meantime the Obama administration continues to play politics in our new banana republic.
Mr. Warren will be on Point of View Friday, November 18th at 6:30pm on Valley News Live KX4.