Today, the North Dakota Public Service Commission approved the permit application for construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The decision to approve the project marks a significant step forward in completing this critical energy infrastructure investment.
Once constructed, the Dakota Access Pipeline will provide a safe, efficient means for transporting energy resources to markets across the Midwest and the nation. North Dakotans will benefit from a reliable supply of affordable, domestic energy that will undoubtedly contribute to substantial savings for generations to come.
For years America has relied on oil imported from conflict-ridden areas of the world that often challenge American values. The unprecedented growth of the Bakken has played a key role in easing our dependence on foreign oil, but we need the necessary infrastructure to fully realize the benefit of this important resource.
The approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline permit application in North Dakota allows us to benefit from the safety and security of proven pipeline technology and the valuable resources it will carry.