U.S. Chamber Applauds Final Approval for the Dakota Access Pipeline

Press Release
February 9, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, issued the following statement today regarding the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to grant the final easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline:

“The Dakota Access Pipeline and other energy infrastructure projects will help deliver much-needed affordable energy to communities around the nation, ensuring good jobs and continued investment. The Army Corps of Engineers has been allowed to proceed with the recommendation that it reached in the first place, which is to grant the final easement and allow the pipeline to be built. We look forward to additional progress on critical energy infrastructure by the Trump administration. 

“For the last several months, the Dakota Access Pipeline has been used as a political football by extreme ideologues who want America to stop using fossil fuels. Well, the Super Bowl is over, and it is time to end the games.”

The mission of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy is to unify policymakers, regulators, business leaders, and the American public behind a common sense energy strategy to help keep America secure, prosperous, and clean. Through policy development, education, and advocacy, the Institute is building support for meaningful action at the local, state, national, and international levels.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.