Today’s decision to approve the Dakota Access Pipeline’s construction through South Dakota is another step in the right direction to completing this important infrastructure project.
The Dakota Access Pipeline will provide an essential service to the people of South Dakota and the Midwest by making available domestically-produced crude oil to fuel American agriculture and manufacturing. In addition, projects like Dakota Access are essential to keeping our economy moving and energy security strong. The oil boom of the Bakken region has created unprecedented access to new sources of energy resources for the American economy, but without the infrastructure necessary to safely transport these resources to market we face a backlog of transportation that negatively impacts many aspects of our economy.
With South Dakota’s approval of this pipeline project we can now safely and efficiently transport American oil to market, create jobs, and reduce the impact of oil shipments across our infrastructure network.