How the Montauk pipeline will affect your neighborhood
Fox News | The Associated PressMontauk Pipeline Project, the controversial Dakota Access pipeline, is set to start pumping crude oil from North Dakota this week.
Montauks project will carry up to 1.2 million barrels per day of oil to an estimated 8 million barrels of oil per day in the Bakken oil fields.
But that would mean the pipeline will contribute $2.7 billion to the state’s economy and create 3,200 jobs.
In the process, the pipeline would have the potential to damage local wildlife, according to the Montana Department of Natural Resources.
The pipeline would likely run through Montana’s western Great Plains and across the border into the state of Nebraska, where it would then cross into Canada.
The state of Montana has approved the project but has yet to release its final environmental impact statement, and a state-appointed panel will review that assessment.
The project is still subject to federal environmental review.
Montana Governor Steve Bullock has called the pipeline a necessary, but controversial, step in his state’s fight against climate change.
The $2 billion that the pipeline could contribute to the economy is about $3 billion less than the $6.7 trillion estimated to be needed to address climate change, according the Associated Press.
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