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What Does Infrastructure Mean to the Midwest?

In just the last decade, the energy outlook in the United States has undergone a drastic transformation. Thanks to rapid expansion of production in states like North Dakota, the United States is now a global leader in energy supply. Our expanding energy supply has also left us less dependent on energy resources imported from places […]

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Local Job Creation and Economic Impact

Job creation is at the heart of a robust and growing economy. Major capital investments in all four states crossed by the project have placed our state near the forefront of economic development nationwide. Projects like Dakota Access are needed to sustain our recent growth, and keep our states on the path toward a stable […]

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A Safer Way to Move Energy

We in the Midwest are proud to be at the tip of the spear when it comes to expanding the role of renewable energy in the United States. But even as these sources of energy grow, the reality is that today’s economy runs on fossil fuels, and it will for quite some time. Given this […]

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Managing Agricultural Energy Costs

All sectors of our economy, in every corner of our nation, rely heavily upon affordable energy resources to stay competitive. But here in the Midwest, the availability of affordable crude oil resources takes on an added importance because of how important the agricultural economy is to our region. Farming has, for generations, been the cornerstone […]

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Improved Rail Capacity

In the Midwest, we know firsthand that the path to market is almost as important as the crops that we grow and the goods that we make – we can’t have one without the other. The dramatic increase in crude oil production in North Dakota has created unprecedented economic opportunity in our region, but it’s […]

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Energy Independence

The economic, environmental and stability benefits we stand to gain from choosing pipe to transport our energy go beyond the Midwest. As the region that feeds the world, the decisions that we make every day on the Great Plains effect Americans coast to coast and this decision is no different. International petroleum market uncertainty and […]

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