"We are deeply disturbed by the unprecedented action taken by President Obama to supersede the decision of a federal court judge and halt the lawful construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline project. Union members have been relying on these excellent, family supporting middle class jobs with family health care, pensions, and good wages for over six months," said North America's Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey. "The administration's attempts to shut down construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline show that it is putting politics ahead of the rule of law. We fear that President Obama has now set a dangerous precedent where political considerations can now thwart or delay every single infrastructure project moving forward."
API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry, which supports 9.8 million U.S. jobs and 8 percent of the U.S. economy. API's more than 650 members include large integrated companies, as well as exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses, and service and supply firms. They provide most of the nation's energy and are backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 30 million Americans.
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SOURCE American Petroleum Institute