Dakota Access Pipeline would provide opportunities

My name is Scott Miles and I am a member of the Laborers International Union of North America and President of Local 353. I am writing to encourage everyone to recognize the importance of the opportunity Dakota Access Pipeline construction would provide for our communities. Instead of using public funding — our tax dollars — the construction and manufacturing of the privately-funded pipeline would invest in our economy and job market without being a drain on our public funds.

The pipeline construction would result in 4,000 new construction and manufacturing jobs and create a demand for $1 billion worth of other goods and services such as food, lodging, equipment and supplies, vehicles and more.