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Keystone Pipeline Construction Damage Still Unrepaired

October 17, 2009
What road damage can look like -- North Dakota

What road damage can look like -- North Dakota

KDLT news in South Dakota has a new story about damaged roads in Beadle County, South Dakota  The damage was caused by the construction of TransCanada’s Keystone I tar sands oil pipeline. Beadle County residents have been struggling with the damaged roads since July 2009.

That it’s taking so long to get this problem fixed shows that something in the system is broken. Why can’t multi-billion dollar TransCanada just pay up instead of nickel and diming South Dakotans?

Hat tip to Madville Times for spotting the newscast.

Beadle County isn’t the only place where people are concerned about road damage. The photo above is courtesy of Dakota Resource Council. North Dakotans are also affected by Keystone I pipeline construction and have concerns about their elderly parents trying to drive on damaged roads.

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  1. John permalink
    October 20, 2009 11:15 am

    Things like this are exactly the reason why all future pipelines, transmission lines, etc., must run down established infrastructure, right of way corridors. No exceptions.

    Instead of letting the corporate engineers treat us like we are, “a dot on a map” – we need them to move their little pencil lines and cursors to the established corridors.

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