Army Corps Of Engineers Holds Virtual Public Hearing For Input On Dakota Access Pipeline Environmental Impact Statement

(KCCR) — The U-S Army Corps of Engineers hosted the first of two virtual public hearings Thursday night to get input on creating a draft Environmental Impact to evaluate granting an easement to allow the Dakota Access pipeline to cross federal land including Lake Oahe and the Missouri River. Heath Kreuger Project Manager for the Corps says the Corps could take four actions once the Environmental Impact Statement is complete…

Questions were moderated off a Facebook live video, email and an available phone line. Many of the questions dealt with tribal concerns including how much involvement tribes could have with the study. Larry Janice is Chief of Natural Resources and Recreation for the Corps in Omaha…

One questions centered on extending the public comment timeline, which ends October 26th. Kreuger says all comments on any part of the EIS process will be considered…

The second meeting is Friday starting at six PM central time and can be viewed at the Army Corps of Engineer’s Omaha Division website.