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Read online @ B A K K E N O I L B I Z . C O M / d i g i t a l - j o u r n a l 15 Greetings from It's all right here. Visit online or call to plan a trip to write home about! it's all right here 800-441-2642 Mercer County Fair July 13-16 Dakota Walleye Classic July 28-29 and safest monitoring technologies, including pressure and temper- ature sensors and automatic shutoff valves. Before any crude moves through either pipeline, they will be required to be hydrotested to ensure their mechanical integrity. Once complete, these pipelines will be monitored 24/7 from a central control station capable of responding within seconds to any pipeline abnormality. Beyond the protest of the tribes and environmental groups, Key- stone XL has earned widespread support from landowners, county commissioners, legislators, Montana's Governor and congressional delegation. That's because of the enormous economic impact the pipeline would have, making it a boon for hard-up rural communi- ties. Nearly three hundred miles of Keystone XL would cross through Phillips, Valley, McCone, Dawson and Fallon counties in Montana, supporting 3,700 jobs and generating $127.2 million in Montana wages. It will include a bypass known as the Bakken Marketlink, which will transport crude out of the Williston Basin to the Gulf coast. The Marketlink will create 200 jobs and generate $10.3 mil- lion Montana earnings. In property taxes, the pipeline will yield ap- proximately $26 million dollars and a total of more than $760 mil- lion in new economic activity in Montana. Under the Obama Administration, federal agencies relied upon political gamesmanship and an arbitrary application of the law to shelve projects which would spur the nation's economy. Many of the decisions and rules made over the last eight years were fueled by an agenda to dismantle the energy industry; an agenda which has made casualties of America's working class. Trump's Move President Trump's executive orders regarding the Dakota Access and Keystone XL Pipeline -along with his cabinet selection and re- peated calls for a regulatory roll-back - provide a glimpse into the agenda he campaigned on; an agenda focused on unleashing the country's energy potential. While cautiously optimistic, many in the oil and gas industry, from corporate offices to rig floors, are looking forward to the resurrec- tion of a consistent application of the law and predictable energy policies that puts boots (and drill bits) back on the ground. ■ Jessica Sena is currently under contract with a variety of clients in the natural resource development industry. She has worked with trade associations and private companies to fulfill project-specific and sustaining contracts related to public and government affairs. PIPELINES TRUMP PROTESTS ➤ continued from pg 13

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