What Others Are Saying on President Trump’s Decision to Move Forward on the Dakota Access Pipeline

Bill Gerhard, President, Iowa State Building and Construction Trades Council said, “President Trump’s administration has made completion of this project a priority because it has created jobs and will continue to create new opportunities from North Dakota to Illinois. We look forward to finishing this important construction project.”

Ed Wiederstein, Chairman, Midwest Alliance for Infrastructure Now (MAIN) Coalition said, “The MAIN Coalition is pleased that the Trump Administration has made the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline an immediate priority and will see construction through. With progress on the pipeline now continuing unabated by federal interference, Midwesterners can look forward to this project finally becoming operational and delivering the energy resources that keep our country energy independent.”

Andy Peterson, President, North Dakota Chamber of Commerce stated, “The pragmatic steps taken by the Trump Administration to ensure completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline are the right decisions for North Dakota businesses. Investment in our resources and infrastructure ensures long term prosperity for our state and the many businesses that support the energy industry. ”

Ron Ness, President, North Dakota Petroleum Council said, “For over half a year North Dakotans have felt the burden of an uncertain future and a lack of decisive action from Washington. We applaud President Trump’s vision for an energy producing, energy independent America that includes sensible investment in our pipeline infrastructure.”

Mike Ralston, President of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry stated, “Since President Trump voiced his support for the project many years ago, ABI and its members were confident that Dakota Access would successfully complete the construction process – and today’s announcement is a crucial step in achieving that goal.”

Dawna Leitzke, Executive Director, South Dakota Petroleum and Propane Marketers Association said, “The South Dakota Petroleum and Propane Marketers Association has long recognized the importance of the Dakota Access Pipeline in meeting regional demand for domestically-produced crude oil. President Trump’s timely Executive Order to move the project forward will fulfill that goal…”

Chad Carter, IUOE Local 234 said, “Thousands of IUOE members worked tirelessly to ensure that the Dakota Access Pipeline was constructed safely and efficiently. While these men and women were disheartened by delays in the pipeline’s completion, today’s decision by the Trump administration restored their confidence in the due process of law.”