Pros And Cons Of The Dakota Access Pipeline

915 Words4 Pages

The Dakota Access pipeline is a 1,175 mile oil pipe that pumps crude oil from the Bakken Three Forks oil reserves in North Dakota. The proposed route of the pipe traverses from The Dakotas through Iowa to refineries in Illinois. In the Dakotas the pipeline is a large controversy, with large groups of protesters violently clashing with local law enforcement. Native Americans from around the nation have come as protesters to help conserve the rights and freedom of their people on the reservation. The Dakota Access Pipeline should not be built because the oil industry is stealing from the local economy and the risk of an oil spill destroying the environment and culture of the area is not worth the reward.

Pipelines may be an easy way to transport oil but, pipes regularly …show more content…

This 470,000 barrels of oil a day could be refined locally increasing jobs and income at the local scale. According to Energy Transfer The Dakota Access, LLC (commonly referred to as “DAPL” or “Dakota Access”) is a company of Energy Transfer Partners formed to safely and reliably transport American crude oil from the Bakken/Three Forks sites in North Dakota to markets and refineries located in the Midwest, East Coast and Gulf Coast regions of the United States. The local economy in North Dakota will not benefit from their oil being transported to large refineries across the U.S. Then, once moved the oil is refined and sold by large oil companies like DAPL in and out of the U.S. This means the pipeline will support large industry and steal resources of high value from the local

Open Document