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Trump team issues permit for long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline

Omaha World-Herald

March 24, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration issued a permit Friday to build the Keystone XL pipeline, reversing the conclusion of the Obama administration and clearing the way for the $8 billion project to finally be completed.

The decision caps a years-long fight between environmental groups and energy industry advocates over the pipeline’s fate that became a proxy battle over global warming. It marks one of the biggest steps taken to date by the Trump administration to prioritize economic development over environmental concerns.

The 1,700-mile pipeline, as envisioned, would carry oil from tar sands in Alberta, Canada, to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast, passing through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma.

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Expanding Highway 85: Theodore Roosevelt Expressway Association continues push for 4-lane Road

Click here for complete article > Dickinson Press

July 17, 2013

The Theodore Roosevelt Expressway Association is continuing its goal of turning Highway 85 from a two-lane road into a four-lane all the way through North Dakota.

Cal Klewin, Theodore Roosevelt Expressway Association executive director, said there are plans for the representatives to speak to the North Dakota Department of Transportation next week about further expansion of Highway 85, focusing on the area near Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Klewin spoke during Tuesday’s Stark Development Corporation’s board of directors meeting at the Dickinson Chamber of Commerce.

“We will need to address issues with the park,” he said. “They do not want any improvements to go through that park with a four-lane structure. We’re going to try and figure out how to work through that.”…


Energy Perspectives: Biofuels, Sustainability Leading the Way Today and Into the Future

Biofuels are the leading alternative to traditional transportation fuels such as gasoline and diesel. Biofuels are important for three key reasons. First, they benefit the economy; second, they are expected to reduce the carbon footprint from the transportation sector; and third, they reduce dependence on foreign fuel and therefore provide energy security.

Click here for complete essay > Western Governors’ Association

June 28, 2013

An essay by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard from Energy Perspectives, a publication of Western Governors’ Association.