Republicans hit out at lame-duck Obama as his administration caves in to protesters and blocks Dakota Access pipeline

Monday, December 5, 2016
By Paul Martin

Corps of Engineers said they would not be granting an easement for the DAPL to cross Lake Oahe
House Speaker Ryan called Army Corps of Engineers move ‘big-government decision-making at its worst’
Rep. Kevin Cramer, also a Republican, called it ‘chilling signal’ to those who want to build infrastructure
Company behind Dakota Access Pipeline accused federal government of ‘currying favor with extremists’
Pipeline protesters cheered as the news emerged and cried ‘Mni Wiconi’, or ‘water is life’
Federal agency said on Sunday afternoon that they would explore alternate routes for the pipeline
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Council Chairman Harold Frazier told that he was ‘shocked’
Thousands of veterans arrived this weekend to support the protests as temperatures hovered around 30F
Clashes were thought to intensify after evacuation was ordered and area was to be shut down on Dec 5

By Louise Boyle and Ariel Zilber
5 December 2016

The top Republican in Congress criticized the Obama administration on Sunday for the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to deny access for the Dakota Access pipeline to be constructed near tribal land.

House Speaker Paul Ryan tweeted on Sunday that the decision was ‘big-government decision-making at its worst.’

The Wisconsin Republican tweeted Sunday night that he looks ‘forward to putting this anti-energy presidency behind us.’

Another Republican, House Rep. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, said that the move was a ‘chilling signal to others who want to build infrastructure in this country.’

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