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A recent letter to the editor in the Virginian Pilot alleged the “benefits to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline are overstated” and that “cons outweigh the pros,” suggesting “The Atlantic Coast Pipeline would tie us to another 30 years at least of polluting, dangerous, not necessary and unwanted fossil fuel dependence.”
The Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a 600-mile underground pipeline that will carry natural gas from West Virginia to Virginia and North Carolina, has recently become one of the top targets for environmental activists looking to block the construction of new energy infrastructure as part of their …
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The Hill recently published an opinion column by Mike Faith, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (SRST), calling for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to be taken “out of operation permanently.”
But while exclusively focusing on political rhetoric and anti-fossil fuel ideology, the author fails to recognize the inconvenient facts and reality that bolster the case for Dakota Access and modern energy infrastructure development.
PIPELINES ARE THE SAFEST METHOD OF TRANSPORT
To start with, DAPL has been safely operating for more than three years, transporting up to 570,000 bpd from the Bakken oil fields to the Patoka Oil Terminal …