American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) President and CEO Chet Thompson commented:
“We applaud the Trump administration’s swift actions to approve the Dakota Access Pipeline. This project is long overdue and we are pleased to hear that the final easement has been granted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
“This pipeline was needlessly delayed, despite meeting the required environmental approvals. By moving forward with this critical infrastructure project, President Trump is fulfilling the commitment he made to the American people to build out the necessary infrastructure to unleash the vast potential of America’s energy resources.
“We look forward to a continued focus from this administration on the important role that oil and natural gas plays in our prosperity by creating jobs and enhancing our economic and national security.”
AFPM is a national trade association representing more than 400 companies that encompass virtually all U.S. refining and petrochemical manufacturing capacity.