North Dakota regulators approved the siting permit for a massive crude oil pipeline. The multibillion dollar pipeline that would transport thousands of barrels of Bakken crude is now one step closure to construction.
The Dakota Access Pipeline is a 1,168-mile, 30-inch diameter pipeline, backed by Texas based Energy Transfer Partners. If built the pipeline would begin in western North Dakota near Stanley and would end near Patoka, Ill.
The Dakota Access Pipeline would transport as much as 450,000 barrels of oil per day with a future capacity of 570,000 barrels per day. Its proposed route would also cross the Cannon Ball River on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation and over the Missouri River, posing a serious threat to water sources in the area.
Iowa is the only state left to approve its permit for construction