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Trump administration picks billionaire to oversee review of Dakota Access Pipeline

 

Last updated 1/9/2017 at 4:59pm

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Vincent Viola, a wealthy businessman with no experience in First Nations issues is slated to oversee the federal agency whose handling of the Dakota Access Pipeline has come under repeated criticism. He went from a humble immigrant background to the founder of a highly-successful financial firm in New York. The Army Corps also joined the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Yankton Sioux Tribe in seeking a suspension of their separate but related claims against the agency.

NEW YORK, NY-A wealthy businessman with no experience in First Nations issues is slated to oversee the federal agency whose handling of the Dakota Access Pipeline has come under repeated criticism.

Vincent Viola went from a humble immigrant background to the founder of a highly-successful financial firm in New York.

"Whether it is his distinguished military service or highly impressive track record in the world of business, Vinnie has proved throughout his life that he knows how to be a leader and deliver major results in the face of any challenge," Donald Trump said in a press r...



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