Army Corps of Engineers to continue review of Dakota Access Pipeline

Washington, D.C. – U.S. District Judge James Boasberg issued a ruling on the Dakota Access pipeline Thursday which said the Army Corps of Engineers failed to adequately consider impacts of an oil spill in the Missouri River. The Army Corps of Engineers must now redo its environmental impact analysis on certain areas of the pipeline route. GAIN Coalition spokesman Craig Stevens issued the following statement in response:

“In his decision, Judge Boasberg disposed of nearly all of the Tribes’ claims and the handful that remain do nothing to impact the ongoing operation of the pipeline nor do they undermine the work of the more than 8,000 individuals across the four states who built it.  The Dakota Access Pipeline remains one of the safest – if not the safest – pipeline ever constructed.  And while we have little doubt that the Corps will ultimately be successful in satisfying the Court’s concerns, tonight’s decision continues the public saga of the project and jeopardizes ongoing infrastructure investment.  Our nation is in dire need of infrastructure improvements, but unfortunately the threat of extended litigation and lost investment could quash the private capital required to build these large scale projects.  This not only damages our nation’s productivity, but also threatens our economy and the effort to create jobs.  We remain hopeful that the Corps – as well as other state and federal regulatory agencies – will continue their dedicated work to ensure these necessary projects are appropriately permitted.”


GAIN Commends President Trump’s Trip to Ohio to Discuss Infrastructure

Washington, D.C. – President Trump is expected to visit the Cincinnati area tomorrow to discuss the need for a major investment in our nation’s infrastructure.  This is part of his effort to promote $1 trillion in public and private infrastructure development. The members of the GAIN Coalition (Grow America’s Infrastructure Now) applaud the President’s vision to make America stronger by investing in upgrading our nation’s infrastructure.

“We applaud President Trump’s vision to  encourage investment in our nation’s infrastructure that will enhance our country’s productivity, create thousands of jobs, and unleash the potential of the American economy.  Today in Ohio there are thousands of people working on energy, telecom, water, and highway infrastructure projects – this should just be the start,” said GAIN Coalition spokesman Craig Stevens. “There are hundreds of projects in Ohio and across the country in dire need of upgrades or replacements. Successful large scale infrastructure projects are the result of private and public financing and a regulatory system that provides certainty to those individuals and companies that are willing to risk their capital.  We look forward to working with President Trump and others to support his $1 Trillion infrastructure investment goal.”


About GAIN: Grow America’s Infrastructure Now is a diverse coalition of businesses, trade associations, and labor groups that share a vested interest in creating jobs and strengthening our nation’s economy through infrastructure development.