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API questions Dakota Access pipeline delay

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World Pipelines,

API is the only national trade association that represents all facets of the oil and natural gas industry. Its Midstream Group Director, Robin Rorick, has recently questioned the Obama administration’s decision to unilaterally delay construction of the Dakota Access pipeline.

He stated: “It defies logic that the Obama administration would ignore the rule of law by unilaterally delaying this critical infrastructure that would create American jobs and benefit American consumers.

“This project went through an established, open and transparent permitting process where comments from numerous stakeholders were considered. The administration’s actions to further delay this project with no legal justification contradict multiple court rulings set a dangerous precedent for other infrastructure projects […] and ignores calls to uphold the rule of law by the governors of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa.

Rorick added: “Modernising our infrastructure helps move energy our nation demands more efficiently, helps save consumers money, and provides tens of thousands of well-paying jobs. It’s unfortunate that the Obama administration would turn its back on its own citizens and put politics over sound public policy.”

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