SRST Witness Says KXL Threatens Tribes’ Free Use Of Water

Aug 5, 2015

The water resource director for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says the Keystone XL pipeline project potentially threatens water supplies for his reservation. Doug Crow Ghost testified before the Public Utilities Committee Tuesday in Pierre. The PUC hearing started a week ago and continues this week.

The Keystone 1 pipeline goes through Eastern South Dakota. TransCanada is applying to build another pipeline through Western South Dakota. The Keystone XL is planned to cross water at 333 points, according to testimony.
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