Fox sent the letter and he provided a statement to the operator of the Energy Transfer pipeline that he filed in court earlier this week in an effort to persuade a judge to allow the pipeline to continue operating while his license is in effect. remains revoked during the environmental study.
Patten referred to MHA’s involvement in the Dakota Access case by encouraging fellow senators to vote for the bill, saying Fox provided a “strong” statement in court.
Fox told the Tribune that the tribe “just needed” to make its voice heard in the pipeline dispute because the information before the court was mostly about how a shutdown would affect the state and the pipeline company.
“What was not fleshed out is that you have a different tribe that was going to be badly affected,” he said.
Other Standing Rock Sioux-led tribes have been battling the pipeline in court for the past five years and want to see it closed.
Fox said he believes lawmakers have been pressured into approving the new tax-sharing formula in part because they recognize that oil development tends to rise on reserve whenever the state resolves tax issues. persistent with the tribe.