Statement On Dakota Access In-Service Date

MAIN Coalition spokesman Craig Stevens issued the following statement following news that Dakota Access, LLC informed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that the Dakota Access Pipeline will begin interstate crude oil delivery on May 14:

“We are pleased to hear that within a few weeks the Dakota Access Pipeline will be placed into service and begin safely transporting valuable domestic resources to key refining markets. This is proof-positive that if a company follows the rules and works within the regulatory process, major infrastructure projects can be successful.  This project has already created countless economic benefits, from good paying jobs to tax revenues.  The Dakota Access Pipeline will be the newest piece of America’s vast pipeline infrastructure, which spans more than 2.5 million miles across the country.  Safe, reliable infrastructure investments like the Dakota Access Pipeline support a stronger, more resilient economy that benefits all Americans.”