Union leader: Pipeline is good for state

I am the business manager for Laborers Local 353. As a proud union laborer, I am writing to state my support for the Dakota Access Pipeline, and to encourage others to do the same. Pipeline construction will be good for the Iowa economy by creating about 4,000 construction jobs, generating about $50 million in new taxes in Iowa, plus more than $27 million in property taxes, and requiring about $1 billion in American-made products for the pipeline construction.

I’m adding my voice to the thousands of Iowans who know that state approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline would be good news for the state.