The bottom line is that there is no perfect solution — no option that completely protects the enviornment, property and public safety.
But pipelines are the best option.
A Dallas-based company proposing a $3.8 billion oil pipeline across the Dakotas says it would potentially create thousands of jobs in South Dakota while generating tens of millions of dollars in taxes and landowner easements.
The Dakota Access Pipeline would stretch from the Bakken formation in Western North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois.
Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETP) has hired Key Agricultural Services, Inc. of Macomb, Illinois and Duraroot of Colorado Springs, Colorado to serve as independent sources of agriculture expertise to advise and monitor the acquisition, construction and reclamation processes of its proposed 1,134 mile Dakota Access Pipeline Project (DAPL).
Key Agricultural Services and Duraroot will work with landowners along the route to develop site-specific agricultural mitigation plans to ensure the full restoration of all impacted land. ETP’s commitment to landowners extends from initial surveys to the reclamation of land after construction through the ongoing operation and maintenance of the proposed crude oil pipeline that will carry domestically produced oil through North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Illinois.
After attending (the recent) informative hearing on the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), I believe it is imperative that the public understand the proposed pipeline is safe and would be positive for thousands of Iowans. The pipeline would provide living-wage construction jobs to 5,000 Iowans, reduce the nation’s carbon footprint and help lead to energy independence. As director of the Iowa Laborers Education and Training Fund, I can report that the design and technologies used to construct the proposed pipeline are safe, and that the Iowans who will be building this advanced transport system are the best in the business. I urge that the pipeline be built.
My name is Tom Hayes and I am the business manager for Laborers Local 353, which represents hundreds of construction workers and city employees in Boone County. As a proud union laborer, I am writing to state my support for the Dakota Access Pipeline project, and to encourage others to do the same.
Pipeline construction will be good for the Iowa economy by creating about 4,000 construction career jobs, generating about $50 million in new taxes in Iowa plus more than $27 million in property taxes, and requiring about $1 billion in American-made products for the pipeline construction.
The company proposing a pipeline that could go through parts of Morgan and Scott Counties expects to invest nearly half-a-billion dollars on the Central Illinois portion of the project.
The State Journal-Register reports Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners has indicated in filings with state regulators that it plans to begin construction by the end of this year and to begin carrying crude oil through the Dakota Access Pipeline in 2016.
South Dakota regulators have scheduled public meetings next month on a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from western North Dakota to refineries in other states.
The $3.8 million Dakota Access Pipeline would stretch from the Bakken formation to Patoka, Illinois. Energy Transfer Partners wants to have it operating by the end of 2016.
I believe when you take a closer look at the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline project, it really is a good deal for Iowa and our country. Annual property taxes from the pipeline will create a sizable and lasting increase in local tax revenue. Construction of the project means contracts and jobs for our local laborers and businesses.
Infrastructure projects like these are essential to building a secure energy source that will keep Iowa’s economy, and our agricultural sector growing well into the future.
There has been a lot of conversation in recent weeks about the proposed oil pipeline coming to Iowa.
I’m a landowner in northeast Polk County and the pipeline would cross my property. I was invited to the utility board meeting presentations in Ankeny and I attended.
Despite the meeting at times being dominated by opposition groups, I had the chance to ask a question and found the meeting to be beneficial, especially the one-on-one time the company took with landowners after the event to answer questions specific to each landowner’s property.
I do support the Dakota Access pipeline proposal. The biggest reason is that oil produced in the U.S. means one less barrel we have to import. I do have something at stake: the pipeline crosses my land.
I am the business manager for Laborers Local 353. As a proud union laborer, I am writing to state my support for the Dakota Access Pipeline, and to encourage others to do the same. Pipeline construction will be good for the Iowa economy by creating about 4,000 construction jobs, generating about $50 million in new taxes in Iowa, plus more than $27 million in property taxes, and requiring about $1 billion in American-made products for the pipeline construction.
I’m adding my voice to the thousands of Iowans who know that state approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline would be good news for the state.