Jason Copple and Dan Prymek, two residents of Boone County, recently wrote a letter to The Des Moines Register explaining the benefits of the Dakota Access Pipeline for the state and for county. With regards to employment opportunities, they wrote:
As proud members of labor unions, we can state with certainty that this project will provide employment for thousands of hardworking Iowans. Many of these are people who previously held a different job, but were let go and they took advantage of opportunities to retrain in order to earn an honest living. Many of these folks are your neighbors and friends.
Copple and Prymek also highlighted the revenue that the project would generate:
Our work on this project will provide an approximate $50 million in revenue for the state, as well an estimated $27 million in property taxes in the first year alone. This revenue will benefit us all as Iowans. Through the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, transport of regionally produced oil will be made safer and our freight network will be more efficient while still being allowed to grow.
Read the entire letter here.