Pipeline would be safe

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.