New North Dakota Governor Expects Controversial Pipeline to be Built

Jan 13 (Reuters) – North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, who took office last month in the height of tensions surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline, said he believed the line would eventually be built and asked opponents to clean their protest camp before spring floodwaters create a potential ecological disaster. 

Last month, President Barack Obama denied a key permit needed to complete the pipeline, but Trump has said he will review that decision.

“The amount of cleanup that needs to take place is enormous,” Burgum said. “We’ve got a potential ecological disaster if this land floods and all the debris flows downstream into tribal lands.”

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