KXL Hearing Starts; Emotional But Factual Issues

Jul 27, 2015

William Taylor, attorney for TransCanada and the Keystone XL project
Credit Victoria Wicks

After a year and a half of hearings, motions, and filings, the Public Utilities Commission is taking testimony on whether to authorize TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline across South Dakota. The commission started taking opening statements from opponents and proponents Monday morning. It’s been an emotionally charged issue on both sides.