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The 1,200 Dakota Access pipeline would carry the oil through South Dakota and Iowa to a shipping point in Illinois.
“Every dollar they get extra is good for the state as well,” state tax commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger said.
“Every dollar back is a win for producers, the state and mineral owners,” said Ness, who called the Dakota Access pipeline the most important infrastructure project in North Dakota since the interstate highway system.
It could shave shipping costs by more than $3 a barrel, according to Ron Ness, president of the North Dakota Petroleum Council.
It also will link to pipelines serving Gulf Coast refineries, which pay premium prices for high quality sweet crude like that drilled in North Dakota.
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Key Moments In The Dakota Access Pipeline Fighttoggle caption Cassi Alexandra for NPRThe Dakota Access Pipeline’s route takes it over four states and nearly 1,200 miles, from the Bakken oil fields in northwestern North Dakota through South Dakota, Iowa and down to a terminal in Illinois.
Here are some key moments in the fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Feb. 15, 2017The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Cheyenne River Sioux tribe request a summary judgement against both the Army Corps and Dakota Access LLC, a subsidiary of the pipeline company.
Jan. 24, 2017President Trump signs an executive memorandum instructing the Army to expedite the review and approval process for the unbuilt section of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
April 2016The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office determines that no historic properties will be affected by the pipeline crossing.
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Interview With Sara Jumping Eagle on Dakota Access Pipeline
Sara Jumping Eagle is a pediatrician, a mother of three, a member of the Great Sioux Nation, and an activist to be reckoned with.
On Feb. 27, Donald Trump and the Army Corps of Engineers were slapped with an emergency lawsuit over the contentious North Dakota Access Pipeline, and Jumping Eagle is its lead plaintiff.
We spoke with Jumping Eagle about why she’s persevering, what she wishes more people understood about the threat the Dakota Access Pipeline poses to the Standing Rock Reservation, and her message for Donald Trump.
But Jumping Eagle continues to fight.
Sara Jumping Eagle: We are pointing out the fact that the United States government and the Army Corps of Engineers are violating the public interest of protecting our communities, which are already at risk.