What You Need to Know About the Dakota Access Pipeline Protest

What You Need to Know About the Dakota Access Pipeline Protest

What is it?

The Dakota Access Pipeline Project (DAPL) is a $3.78 billion conduit being built from the oil-rich Bakken fields in North Dakota, near the Canadian border, through South Dakota and Iowa, to Patoka, Illinois, where it will join up with existing pipelines to transport up to 570,000 barrels a day of crude to refineries and markets in the Gulf and on the East Coast. The Army Corps of Engineers approved the project in July with a “fast-track” option, allowing it to run under the Missouri river. The “mega-pipeline” is 1,172 miles long, making it just 7 miles shorter than the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline that the Obama administration rejected last November after a seven-year battle.

Source: What You Need to Know About the Dakota Access Pipeline Protest | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community