User uShare Login | Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.

25° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options



 Winter Storm for November 30, 2015

Snow Outlook

Severe Weather

State Radar

Click here for local closings & delays

Send photos to

Storm Center Update



[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


TransCanada Wants Keystone XL Pipeline Re-Certified

September 4, 2014, 9:55 PM by Jared Ransom

TransCanada Wants Keystone XL Pipeline Re-Certified

The Keystone XL oil pipeline continues to be a source of debate among leaders at the national and state levels, and over the next month South Dakota will become part of the discussion again.

Originally proposed in March of 2009, the Keystone XL pipeline would pass through nine western South Dakota counties before heading down to Nebraska to connect with an already existing pipeline. A state permit allowing the construction of the project expired at the end of June this year, and now the company behind the pipeline wants the impacted areas re-certified by the end of this month.

Keystone Project's president Corey Goulet says the conditions for construction of that portion of the pipeline haven't changed since the permits were issued four years ago -- so the state's Public Utilities Commission should be able to re-certify it.

Before the permits expired in June, PUC chariman Gary Hanson told KELOLAND News that he didn't think the re-certification process would take that long because the rules TransCanada would need to follow during the construction process are already in place. Hanson also said that while he voted for the pipeline four years ago, he will need to look at the evidence again before voting to approve the new permits.

Goulet says the project would generate $20,000,000 in taxes for the counties that will carry the pipeline, but those opposed to the project say that the pipeline could have a negative environmental impact to sensitive underground water supplies.

In a statement to KELOLAND News in June, TransCanada officials told us that they also believe re-certification would be a quick process. It is still unclear if the Public Utilities Commission intends to re-certify the project in the company's requested timeline.

Previous Story

Next Story




View news

You may also like

Man Killed In Rollover Crash Identified

11/29/2015 1:05 PM

A Mitchell man has been identified as the victim in a rollover crash near Artesian, South Dakota on Friday.

Full Story
Tyrese Ruffin's Mother Speaks Publicly For First Time

11/25/2015 6:18 AM

In her first and only television interview, Doohen talked about her son, who she called the joy of her life.

Full Story
Ghost Town Up For Sale, At Reduced Price

11/30/2015 8:31 AM

Real estate agent Stacie Montgomery said she's put the town back on the market, at a reduced price of $250,000.

Full Story
Police: Newborn Left In Christmas Nativity Manger At Church

11/25/2015 8:48 AM

Authorities are searching for whoever left a newborn baby with the umbilical cord still attached in the Christmas nativity manger at a New York City c...

Full Story
One Killed, One Injured In Two-Vehicle Crash Near Wolsey

11/26/2015 4:29 PM

Authorities say one man was killed and another man was injured when a pickup truck collided with a semi-truck eight miles west of Wolsey.

Full Story