Nov. 4, John Henderson requests DAPL to Voluntarily Cease Construction

   The Corps of Engineers is concerned for the safety of all the people involved with the continued demonstrations occurring in and around Corps-managed federal public lands in the State of North Dakota,” said Army Corps Colonel John W. Henderson, commander and district engineer of the Omaha District in on November 9. “In an effort to defuse these tensions, which have led to confrontations between demonstrators and law enforcement personnel, we asked Dakota Access Pipeline on November 4 to honor the Administration’s request for a voluntary shutdown by stopping work for a 30-day period to allow for de-escalation. Dakota Access did not agree to this request.

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