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Keystone XL: Water Hearing Sets Rules For Discovery; Final Hearing Yet To Be Set


Opponents to the Keystone XL pipeline are asking for more information before South Dakota Water permits are granted for pipeline construction. Opposing parties want the Water Management Board to compel discovery from pipeline parent company TC Energy Corporation, previously known as TransCanada. These issues were the subject of a hearing held Wednesday, May 8, in Pierre to determine rules and scheduling for future hearings.

TransCanada announced its name change to TC Energy Corporation at its annual stockholders' meeting held May 3 in Calgary. The company says the new name reflects that its operations occur throughout North America.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks has this report.

Report on the results of the hearing.

The Keystone XL pipeline will come under scrutiny in a number of hearings before the South Dakota Water Management Board. A hearing examiner has set a process so that opponents can ask for more information from TC Energy, formerly known as TransCanada. At the end of the day-long hearing held Wednesday, May 8, and after the examiner announced his ruling, the board heard public comments. SDPB's Victoria Wicks reports.

Rapid City freelancer Victoria L. Wicks has been producing news for SDPB since August 2007. She Retired from this position in March 2023.