01-24-17 Statement from Colorado Farm Bureau on Pipeline Project Federal Approvals

CFB - Colorado Farm Bureau HeaderStatement from Colorado Farm Bureau on Pipeline Project Federal Approvals

cfb-president-don-shawcroftCentennial, Colo. –  Jan. 24, 2017 – Colorado Farm Bureau President Don Shawcroft released the following statement following this morning’s order by the Trump administration to approve the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines.

“The Colorado Farm Bureau is encouraged by President Trump’s approval of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines. Our organization has long advocated for projects like these, which will help increase energy affordability and security for farmers, ranchers and rural Colorado,” said Shawcroft.

“The expansion of America’s pipeline and energy infrastructure is important to the future success of agriculture and rural America. President Trump’s move to reduce the red tape and regulation for major infrastructure projects will help grow our economy, and lower energy costs for agriculture producers. We look forward to the future pipeline and infrastructure projects that will follow KXL and DAPL, thanks to today’s action.”

Colorado Farm Bureau is the state’s largest grassroots organization with more than 25,000 members across the state. CFB seeks to promote and protect the future of agriculture and rural values