The Dakota Access Pipeline is a 1,172-mile underground pipeline extending from the Bakken/Three Forks production area in North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois. The pipeline will transport domestically-produced crude oil from North Dakota to major refining markets in a more direct, cost-effective, safer and more environmentally responsible manner than other modes of transportation, including rail or truck. The Dakota Access Pipeline project will result in an estimated $156 million in sales and income taxes during construction, and $55 million in property taxes annually.
As shown above the pipeline will not cross the Standing Rock Reservation. In fact, the pipeline is cutting across 98% of private property and 2% government held.
There are a number of misconceptions about the Dakota Access Pipeline Project. Here are the facts.
- The Dakota Access is one of the most technologically advanced and safest pipelines ever built. It is entirely underground and surpasses federal safety requirements.
- The pipeline does not encroach or cross any land owned by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
- The Dakota Access Pipeline is entirely underground and will cross under Lake Oahe at a minimum depth of 95 feet below the riverbed.
Over all the Dakota Access Pipeline could be a new safer way to transport oil. It will create many jobs for fellow Americans. And puts no one at risk to start building.
- BBC. "Dakota Pipeline: What's behind the controversy?" 7 Febuary 2017. BBC World New.
- https://daplpipelinefacts.com/. Dakota Access Pipeline Fact. n.d.