Dakota Ac­cess de­vel­oper won’t con­sider oil pipe­line reroute

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - NATION+WORLD -

The head of the com­pany build­ing the Dakota Ac­cess oil pipe­line said Fri­day that it won’t be rerouted but that he’d like to meet with the head of an Amer­i­can In­dian tribe to try to ease the tribe’s con­cerns about the project.

Kelcy War­ren, the CEO of Dal­las­based En­ergy Trans­fer Part­ners, said the com­pany has no al­ter­na­tive than to stick to its plan for the $3.8 bil­lion pipe­line, which would ship oil from North Dakota to Illi­nois and which is nearly com­pleted.

“There’s not an­other way. We’re build­ing at that lo­ca­tion,” War­ren said.

He said he would wel­come the chance to meet with Dave Ar­cham­bault, the the Stand­ing Rock Sioux chair­man, to ad­dress the tribe’s con­cerns that the pipe­line near its reser­va­tion would en­dan­ger drink­ing wa­ter.

Ar­cham­bault was with celebrity sym­pa­thiz­ers who toured the tribe’s protest en­camp­ment Fri­day, in­clud­ing the ac­tors Shai­lene Wood­ley and Ezra Miller.

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