Union workers show support for pipeline

On Monday, members of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) showed their support of Dakota Access’ proposed pipeline across Iowa at a news conference in Des Moines and delivered more than 400 letters of support to the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB).

In January, Dakota Access, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, filed an application for a hazardous liquid pipeline permit with the IUB, which has received hundreds of letters of both support and opposition to the proposed pipeline, which would be buried under about 340 miles of Iowa land on its route from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota to a terminal hub in Illinois. Crossing 18 Iowa counties, it would go underneath about 25 miles in Boone County and carry up to 570,000 barrels of crude oil daily.