Date: December 4, 2016
Agency: Morton County Sheriff's Department
Contact: Morton County PIO (701) 426-1587 or (701) 595-3596
Mandan, N.D. - Today, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier learned of the US Army Corp of Engineers' decision to deny the final easement of the Dakota Access Pipeline project in North Dakota and determine an alternate route.
"I have stated from the beginning that the easement is a federal decision and local law enforcement does not have an opinion on it," Sheriff Kirchmeier said. "Our role is to enforce the law and that is what we will continue to do."