Dakota Access conducted exhaustive research that enabled the route to avoid sensitive environmental issues such as critical habitat, earthquake fault lines, state parks, national forests, and historic places.
The DAPL route was also designed to avoid such places as dams, airports, cemeteries, schools, mining and military installations. The route, to the extent possible, followed existing pipelines to minimize potential impacts.
According to Jack Dalrymple, Governor of North Dakota at the time of this process, the route in North Dakota was moved over 140 times to ensure safety and minimize disruption.
The process involved over 1,000 federal and state certificates, permits and approvals.
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