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Introduction

The Midwest Alliance for Infrastructure Now (MAIN) is a partnership of entities from the agriculture, business, and labor sectors aimed at supporting the economic development and energy security benefits associated with infrastructure projects in the Midwest. With the domestic energy sector in the midst of an unprecedented boom, the methods by which energy resources are safely transported from “field to market” have never been more important to our nation’s economic well-being, or to our pursuit of energy independence.

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News

Dakota Access Oil Line Outlasts Protests, Readies for Service

Tim Loh, Sheela Tobben, and Ari Natter | Bloomberg

In the end, the pipeline won. Dakota Access, which became a rallying point for tens of thousands of anti-fossil fuel and Native American-rights protesters, is preparing for service, a court filing on Monday showed. Now that the last segment built underneath Lake Oahe has been filled with oil, it’s only a matter of time before […]

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Editorial: Proceed with the pipelines. They’re a better way to transport oil.

Editorial Board | Chicago Tribune

The Keystone XL pipeline, which would stretch over 1,200 miles and cost $8 billion, is a big project that has faced many hurdles. One of those was removed Friday when President Donald Trump gave the go-ahead for its construction. Unfortunately, it’s also a big symbol for those who want to phase out the use of […]

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MAIN Coalition Statement On Issuance Of Presidential Permit To TransCanada For Keystone XL Pipeline

Today the Trump Administration announced they have issued a Presidential permit to TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. (“TransCanada”) authorizing TransCanada to construct, connect, operate, and maintain pipeline facilities at the U.S.-Canadian border in Phillips County, Montana for the importation of crude oil. MAIN Coalition Spokesman Craig Stevens issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement […]

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