The Midwest Alliance for Infrastructure Now group has sent a letter of support for the Dakota Access Pipeline to regulatory agencies in four states. MAIN Chairman and Iowa farmer Ed Wiederstein says the pipeline that would ship oil from the Bakken fields of North Dakota across the Dakotas and Iowa into Illinois has several economic benefits.
He says while opponents argue the jobs created by Energy Transfer’s pipeline are not permanent, the infusion of economic activity would still benefit pipeline states.
Wiederstein says there are other major long term benefits to the Dakota Access pipeline as well.
Regulatory agencies in Iowa, South and North Dakota and Illinois are currently reviewing the project and will make a determination on a permit for it before the end of the year.