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North Dakota is expected to gain $100 million or more annually in tax revenue once crude oil begins flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline, according to an Associated Press report released on Thursday.
North Dakota gains tax revenue from every barrel of crude that flows through the pipeline.
Besides oil tax revenue from the pipeline, the state can expect more than $10 million annually in property taxes related to the pipeline.
That’s money the sparsely populated northern state, which struggles with declining tax revenue, can use.
North Dakota’s state budget analysts expect to release a new revenue forecast next week that reflects the anticipated tax revenue increase, said State Budget Director Pam Sharp.
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Hasselman said, “It’s more of the same we’ve seen from this administration — taking thoughtful and considered work and tossing it in the garbage…The Standing Rock Sioux deserve better.
The memo details that the Corp’s environmental assessment “concludes that it is unlikely that a pipeline running underneath the main source of Reservation water will have any effect on either Tribe’s Reservation or their residents.
And both Tribes maintain a meaningful historic and cultural connection to the land that was flooded to create the federal floodplains project.”
One memo notes that Energy Transfer Partners, the Texas-based company building the pipeline, and the Army Corps of Engineers failed to meet federal requirements in how they communicated with the Cheyenne River and Standing Rock Native American tribes.
This fails to consider the government-to-government relationship with the Tribes and other issues raised above concerning the various environmental statutes applicable to this project.”
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Dakota Access Pipeline could be complete next week
The 1,172-mile pipeline would transport oil from the Bakken in northwest North Dakota to a transportation hub in Patoka, Ill.
Dakota Access said the company anticipates the pipeline will be ready to accept oil in that portion of the line as early as the week of March 13.
The company is required to submit status reports while a federal judge considers arguments from tribes seeking to halt the pipeline.
The company said in a status report filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., that crews are making good progress installing the pipe under Lake Oahe, a dammed section of the Missouri River in Morton County.