Climate Change Data Opposed At Keystone XL Pipeline Water Use Hearing

Dec 18, 2019

Peter Capossela
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Opponents to the Keystone XL pipeline tried to get climage change reports into the record at a state Water Management Board hearing held this week in Pierre.

Syed Huq, director of Rosebud Sioux Tribe Office of Water Resources
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TC Energy's attorney objected to repeated efforts to include the Fourth National Climate Assessment and other information on climate change for the board's consideration.

Although the data was not allowed, one witness testified to taking climate reports into consideration when making plans for tribal water use.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks has this report.