Supporters of DAPL say there are legitimate benefits. Pipelines are fundamentally safer and more efficient than other methods of transporting oil. DAPL would also lessen the United States' reliance on foreign oil.
My take after some reading about Dakota Oil Pipeline Pro: energy independence, pipelines safer than trains/trucks (1/
Pipelines are safer than the current methods used to transport oil. A lot of oil is currently being transported through cities and towns by truck and train. Pipelines move the oil away from people. It's fundamentally safer.