SD PUC grants requests by T-C Energy which essentially ends Keystone XL pipeline

PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission has granted three requests from T-C Energy that essentially ends any chance that the Keystone XL pipeline could pass through the state.  Keystone attorney William Taylor requested release of road bonding for the project along with reporting requirements.

Commissioner Gary Hanson had a number of questions for Taylor including the conditions of roads in counties where the pipeline would have passed.

Hanson also asked about easements for the pipeline, which is an area the P-U-C doesn’t deal in.

Also approved in the action by the P-U-C was the release of Public Liaison Officer Sarah Metcalf from her duties as a connection between the public and the pipeline project.