March 01, 2018

Beyond the Dakota Access Pipeline: Working effectively with Indian tribes on energy projects

Troy A. Eid

The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is changing how Indian tribes approach infrastructure projects, presenting new risks and opportunities for energy development. DAPL—a $3.8 billion, 1,172-mile crude-oil pipeline—entered service last June after months of construction delays; it now moves half the total daily oil production of North Dakota through South Dakota, Iowa, and Illinois for distribution, refining, and export.

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