Armstrong Statement on Federal Judge's Order for Dakota Access Pipeline to Shut Down

July 6, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong has issued the following statement on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia’s order that the Dakota Access Pipeline be shut down by August 5:

“The decision to shut down the Dakota Access is irresponsible and wrong-headed. It ignores all prior precedent and is a win for radical environmentalists. The pipeline has been operating without issue for over three years. This decision will be devastating to North Dakota’s economy, energy industry, and the nation’s national and energy security.”