Dakota Access Pipeline Still A Go, CEO Says

Law360, New York (September 13, 2016, 6:57 PM EDT) -- The CEO of the company behind the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline told employees Tuesday that the company intends to finish the project, despite the federal government's decision to pause construction at a site in North Dakota amid opposition from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and others.

"We are committed to completing construction and safely operating the Dakota Access Pipeline within the confines of the law," Energy Transfer Partners LP chairman and CEO Kelcy Warren, whose company owns pipeline developer Dakota Access Pipeline LLC, said in a memo to employees.

After a D.C. federal judge said Friday that construction at Lake...

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