Toxic crude oil has been flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline since June 1, but that still doesn’t mean that the pipeline is a done deal.
For Jasper County, this means that — although incredible damage has already been done to a great deal of farmland — we could still see the end to the threat that the pipeline poses to our soil and waters in the case of a leak.
Let’s let the IUB know that we don’t want a pipeline without a legitimate permit to continue to pump up to 500,000 barrels of toxic crude per day through our county.
Go to iub.iowa.gov and search for Docket HLP-2014-0001 to submit your comments. We can still shut this thing down.
Kathy Holdefer, Mingo