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Pierre paves way for $2 million solar panel project

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The Pierre City Commission has paved the way for what officials say will be the biggest solar energy project in South Dakota. It also will be the first solar energy project for Missouri River Energy Services, which provides nearly half of the city’s power. The city will lease 5 acres of land to a Minnesota-based company ...

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Feds: No nuclear waste to be used in possible South Dakota test

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Organizers of a federal effort to assess whether nuclear waste can be stored in 3-mile-deep holes are trying to better explain their intentions to South Dakota residents after getting rebuffed in North Dakota over concerns that waste might eventually be stored there. Battelle, a nonprofit group hired to manage the U.S. Department of Energy project, is ...

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TransCanada: 16,800 gallons of oil leaked in South Dakota

FREEMAN, S.D. (AP) — TransCanada estimates that about 16,800 gallons of oil leaked into a field in South Dakota as part of a spill that has shut the Keystone pipeline down while officials investigate. The company says it reported the 400-barrel estimate Thursday to the National Response Centre and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration. It says the estimate is ...

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South Dakota officials laud Supreme Court move to halt CO2 rules

South Dakotans laud Supreme Court move to halt CO2 rules

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota officials are praising action by the U.S. Supreme Court to temporarily halt new federal rules aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fueled power plants. Justices have put the rules on hold while a legal challenge proceeds. The White House issued a statement saying it disagreed with the decision. President Barack Obama last August ...

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State regulators to decide on Dakota Access pipeline

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota regulators are expected to decide Monday whether to grant a construction permit for a pipeline that will cross through the state as it carries oil from North Dakota to Illinois. The 1,130-mile Dakota Access Pipeline proposed by Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners would move at least 450,000 barrels of crude daily from the Bakken oil patch ...

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South Dakota tribe burned pot crop for fear of federal raid

FLANDREAU, S.D. — A South Dakota American Indian tribe that sought to open the nation’s first marijuana resort burned its crop after federal officials signaled a potential raid, the tribal president said Monday. Flandreau Santee Sioux President Anthony Reider told The Associated Press the tribe had three weeks of discussions with authorities that culminated with a meeting in Washington that ...

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Hearing on Dakota Access Pipeline begins in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota opponents of a proposed $3.8 billion pipeline to move North Dakota oil east say they worry it could contaminate water supplies and productive farmland and harm habitat for wildlife, including endangered species. South Dakota’s Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday began a two-week hearing on whether to permit the Dakota Access Pipeline. It would move North ...

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South Dakota regulators holding hearing on pipeline project

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PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota regulators are deciding whether to approve construction of a proposed $3.8 billion pipeline that would move oil from western North Dakota’s Bakken oil patch. South Dakota’s Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday is beginning a two-week hearing on whether to permit the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would move at least 450,000 barrels of North Dakota crude ...

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