116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
To the editor:
Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline have it all wrong. Their efforts to try to turn Iowa into an obstacle instead of a partner for this important project do not serve the people of our state well.
This multibillion dollar project will deliver short- and long-term economic benefits to our state, employing thousands of construction workers and providing a much-needed boost to the communities in which they live and work. All of this will lead to tens of millions of dollars in new tax revenue. Over the long-term, it will contribute to our communities in the form of property taxes to support state and local government. At the same time, it will help to promote the energy security of our country. In challenging economic times with great global uncertainty, we need to enhance the infrastructure needed to support domestic energy production. All Iowans should stand together to support this project.
Richard J. Keller Jr.