The Midwest Alliance for Infrastructure Now (MAIN) sent a letter to President Obama on Wednesday urging the expedient approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline by the relevant federal agencies, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
To date, utility regulators in all four states—Illinois, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota—have approved this critical investment in our nation’s energy infrastructure. In addition to extensive environmental mitigation planning by Dakota Access, regulators also sought extensive outside expertise and input from other state-level agencies when evaluating this project.
The MAIN Coalition is hopeful that this letter will help push the project to a timely approval. As it has been made abundantly clear, pushing the construction timeline back further is detrimental to everyone involved.
The full text of the letter can be found at the link below.