Heitkamp Urges Fellow Senators to Support her Amendment to Streamline Pipeline Easement Process
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Heitkamp Urges Fellow Senators to Support her Amendment to Streamline Pipeline Easement Process


YIELD TO MY LEAD COSPONSOR, THE JUNIOR SENATOR FROM NORTH DAKOTA. MS. HEITKAMP: THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, AND THANK YOU TO MY GREAT FRIEND FROM THE STATE OF WYOMING. MANY OF YOU HAVE TALKED ABOUT THE CHALLENGES THAT YOU HAVE IN TERMS OF SEEING THE FLARING. IF YOU WANT TO STOP WASTE, WHETHER IT’S ECONOMIC WASTE BY LACK OF ROYALTIES BOTH FEDERAL AND STATE, IF YOU WANT TO STOP FLARING AND WASTE, IF YOU WANT TO DO A GREAT ENVIRONMENTAL THING, YOU WILL VOTE YES ON THIS AMENDMENT. WHAT THIS AMENDMENT FUNDAMENTALLY DOES IS SHORTEN THE TIME PERIOD FOR PIPELINE EASEMENTS ACROSS FEDERAL LAND. EASEMENTS WHERE TODAY IT WOULD TAKE TWO OR THREE WEEKS TO GET A PRIVATE EASEMENT. IT WOULD TAKE TWO OR THREE WEEKS TO GET A STATE EASEMENT. IT TAKES OVER A YEAR. DURING THAT YEAR PERIOD, WE SEE FLARING IN WESTERN NORTH DAKOTA, WE SEE FLARING ACROSS THE WEST. PLEASE VOTE YES ON THIS

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