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Public News Service - SD: Environment

YANKTON, S.D. - Heavy snow on the northern plains this past winter followed by drenching rains caused record flooding on the Missouri River. That was followed by a record dry fall across much of the same region. A report issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change indicates that more ex

ABERDEEN, S.D. - TransCanada Corporation is seeking presidential authorization to build its $7.5 billion Keystone XL pipeline. The line would transport tar sands crude oil from Alberta, Canada, through Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska on its way to refineries on the Gulf coast. A number of group

YANKTON, S.D. - A new map and database of proposed clean energy transmission projects across the northern plains includes two projects in South Dakota. It was developed by the Center for Rural Affairs (CFRA). One line is the "Green Power Express," a broad network that spans more than 3,000 miles,

PIERRE, S.D. - A contested case hearing on the Prevention of Significant Deterioration air permit issued by the State of South Dakota to Hyperion Resources for a new oil refinery begins this week in Pierre. The $10 billion refinery is proposed for Union County, in southeast South Dakota. Peter Car

YANKTON, S.D. - The U.S. is now exporting more oil and petroleum products than it is importing, according to the latest reports from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. For Peter Carrels of the Sierra Club in South Dakota, that calls into question the necessity of a new oil refinery proposed

VERMILLION, S.D. - A 143-acre parcel of land in the Missouri River Valley in Clay County, S.D., will be preserved through a perpetual conservation easement. Jerry and Norma Wilson are donating the easement on land that includes the historic Severson Cabin, which is recorded on the National Register

VERMILLION, S.D. - The Clay County Commission is asking the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources to reject a request from Hyperion Resources to extend the construction deadline for its proposed oil refinery in Union County. The commission is also asking the state to begin an

ELK POINT, S.D. - The revised draft air-quality permit for a proposed Hyperion oil refinery in Union County has been opened up to public comment. South Dakota's Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will accept comments on the project through March 21. Texas-based Hyperion is appl

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