Keystone XL Pipeline

Senate Supports Keystone XL Pipeline Project

Feb 14, 2013

By Victoria Wicks
The South Dakota House of Representatives approved a concurrent resolution Wednesday to petition President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The resolution holds that the pipeline will reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil, create jobs, and generate tax revenue.
Senator Dan Ledermann says he traveled to Alberta, Canada, to tour tar sands facilities. The Keystone XL pipeline, if completed, will transport the sour crude from Alberta to the Gulf Coast.

Representatives Petition President to Approve Pipeline

Feb 12, 2013

The House of Representatives passed a resolution asking President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, but not all members were in favor. House Concurrent Resolution 1006 was approved 57-11 and recommends authorizing the pipeline. The project is expected to bring economic benefits such as job creation and tax revenue, but has been stalled for more than two years. Representative Troy Heinert spoke in opposition to the bill. Heinert says the pipeline will flow through three major water sources and have the potential to harm all lives.