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Nation’s Largest Consumer Energy Group Applauds Decision to Approve Major DAPL Expansion

Springfield, IL  – Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), the leading consumer energy advocate, released the following statement as the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved an expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). CEA Midwest Director Chris Ventura said:

“Thank you to the Illinois Commerce Commission for setting politics aside and helping put our skilled trades in Illinois and across the Midwest to work by bringing much-needed American energy into our markets to help keep fuel prices down and make our nation more energy secure. This is an important win for families, small businesses, farmers and our region. This pipeline is also the most environmentally responsible way to deliver this energy.”

“This vital project will bring an additional half a million barrels a day of domestic energy from North Dakota that will be used to fuel our farms, communities and lives in Illinois and across the Midwest. It’s critical we continue to support and expand our nation’s pipeline infrastructure like DAPL to help family budgets and keep our economy moving – especially in this time of recovery from COVID-19.”

“Our country needs to keep getting to yes on building our critical energy infrastructure and the Commission’s decision is an important step toward meeting that goal.”