SD Gov. Daugaard supports proposed Keystone XL lineSouth Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard reiterated his conditional support Wednesday for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard reiterated his conditional support Wednesday for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
Gov. Dave Heineman, of neighboring Nebraska, urged the federal government Wednesday to deny a permit for the project. Heineman said he supports pipeline projects but opposes the route of the Keystone XL project across the Ogallala aquifer.
Tony Venhuizen, a spokesman for Daugaaurd, said the South Dakota governor supports the Keystone XL project “so long as the project complies with state and federal environmental requirements.”
“The governor supports the pipeline because it will provide the United States with a reliable source of crude oil, and because it will be a major capital investment and property tax payer in South Dakota,” Venhuizen said in an e-mail response to a Daily Republic question. “He sent a letter of support to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in February, stating those reasons for his support and urging her to issue the permit to allow the project to move forward.”