One of the most important aspects of pipeline construction is mitigating the impacts of removing soil from agricultural land. In a state like Iowa, where agriculture and agriculture-related industry dominates the economy, it becomes even more crucial. That’s why the Dakota Access Pipeline has contracted leading land impact, mitigation consultants, Key Ag Services and Duraroot, to craft plans for construction and operation that will minimize the impact on farm operations all along the pipeline route.
All plans for the pipeline are expected to, at minimum, meet federal and state requirements for mitigating land impacts, but in many cases Dakota Access Pipeline has implemented construction plans to exceed these regulations. From soil conservation, to stream crossings, and extensive environmental analysis, the critical protection of our environment is a must for all infrastructure development, and we believe that Dakota Access has sufficiently met these challenges.