Dakota Access Pipeline Donation

Bond County Emergency Management Services Director Allan Davis (center) accepts a donation from Dakota Access Pipeline officials.

The Dakota Access Pipeline went into commercial service on June 1, and has now made financial donations to first responders in the counties it goes through.

The line starts in North Dakota, goes through South Dakota and Iowa and into Illinois. It is buried in the northeast part of Bond County and ends near Patoka.

Last week, Dakota Access Pipeline donated money to each county which has the pipeline, including Bond County.

Allan Davis, Bond County Emergency Management Services director, attended the ceremony in Litchfield to accept the ceremonial $20,000 check.

Davis said he was surprised about the money. He said it’s a great donation and will go a long way to help first responders in the county. He said he will work with fire chiefs and emergency services representatives to determine the best way to spend the money.

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Dakota Access officials said the real money should be arriving to the county soon.

Lisa Dillinger, spokesperson for Dakota Access Pipeline, said the company is happy to reach out to the public and the first responders. $5,000 gifts were also given to each 4H chapter in the twelve counties the pipeline runs through.

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In addition to Bond, the counties presented $20,000 at the Litchfield ceremony were Macoupin, Montgomery, Fayette, and Marion.