The dispute between Native Americans and the builder of a $3.8 billion oil pipeline, known as the Dakota Access Pipeline, has put Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) in a tight spot, Bloomberg BNA reporter Ari Natter writes.
Heitkamp is a huge advocate of her state’s oil and gas industry. She also serves on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee and has vowed to support Native American tribes whose reliably Democratic votes helped deliver her 2012 election victory in a very red state, Natter says.
Meanwhile, Energy Transfer Partners LP is building the 1,172-mile pipeline, which would deliver crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken formation to markets in Illinois. The pipeline has a capacity of about 470,000 barrels a day.
American Indians and environmentalists oppose the build because a portion of the pipeline would cross the Missouri River near the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's northern boundary and upset sacred land.
Work on a portion of the pipeline was temporarily halted last week while a federal appeals court considers an emergency injunction request by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Days earlier, the Obama administration halted construction work on part of the project.
Heitkamp says the matter is out of her hands and will be decided by the courts and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. But pressure is building for Heitkamp to take a stand, Natter reports.
Get the full story in Natter’s story, Heitkamp Caught Between Constituencies in Pipeline Fight.
All Bloomberg BNA treatises are available on standing order, which ensures you will always receive the most current edition of the book or supplement of the title you have ordered from Bloomberg BNA’s book division. As soon as a new supplement or edition is published (usually annually) for a title you’ve previously purchased and requested to be placed on standing order, we’ll ship it to you to review for 30 days without any obligation. During this period, you can either (a) honor the invoice and receive a 5% discount (in addition to any other discounts you may qualify for) off the then-current price of the update, plus shipping and handling or (b) return the book(s), in which case, your invoice will be cancelled upon receipt of the book(s). Call us for a prepaid UPS label for your return. It’s as simple and easy as that. Most importantly, standing orders mean you will never have to worry about the timeliness of the information you’re relying on. And, you may discontinue standing orders at any time by contacting us at 1.800.960.1220 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Put me on standing order at a 5% discount off list price of all future updates, in addition to any other discounts I may quality for. (Returnable within 30 days.)
Notify me when updates are available (No standing order will be created).
This Bloomberg BNA report is available on standing order, which ensures you will all receive the latest edition. This report is updated annually and we will send you the latest edition once it has been published. By signing up for standing order you will never have to worry about the timeliness of the information you need. And, you may discontinue standing orders at any time by contacting us at 1.800.372.1033, option 5, or by sending us an email to email@example.com.
Put me on standing order
Notify me when new releases are available (no standing order will be created)