The pressure is ramping up on President Obama to intervene in the Dakota Access Pipeline. For example, I recently received an email from MoveOn.org urging me to call the President: “President Obama has the power to stop the pipeline and deny the Army Corps of Engineers’ easement on our land. He must take action immediately. Will you call President Obama now?” the email asked.
But at this point in the process, does the President have that power? What is the President’s appropriate role? It’s more complicated than it seems on the surface. Continue reading