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South Dakota governor, congressmen criticize Keystone decision


February 2, 2021

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem and South Dakota's congressional delegation are criticizing President Joe Biden's decision to cancel a permit needed to build the Keystone XL pipeline while a coalition of Indigenous people, environmental activists and some rural landowners are celebrating.

TC Energy and supporters of the pipeline are hoping Biden will change his mind by viewing the pipeline as progressive when it comes to labor and the environment.

"I'm very disappointed," Noem said. "I think it's the wrong policy on energy, it's the wrong policy on the environment, and it's the wrong policy on safety. Over the years we've debated this pipeline and vetted it on all of those elements."


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