The action today is in Nebraska, yesterday it was Texas. On Thursday, South Dakota will get in on what has become national news on any given day.
The National Wildlife Federation, a group opposed to TransCanada’s Keystone XL oil pipeline – led by Matt McGovern – will hold a press conference at 11 am Thursday at the Ramkota in Pierre.
According to an advisory sent out by the group, ranchers, community leaders, Rosebud Sioux Tribe President Rodney Bordeaux, landowners fighting eminent domain efforts and the Sierra Club will join the National Wildlife Federation.
The advisory says:
The event will feature discussion on how TransCanada’sproposed tar sands pipeline will:
· Threaten the property rights, land and water ofSouth Dakotans living along the proposed pipeline route;
· Lead to higher gas prices in South Dakota and 14other states;
· Harm wildlife in South Dakota and other statesin the region;
· Increase reliance on dirty tar sands and undermineefforts to combat climate change.
Does anybody feel the tide turning on the pipeline project? Is it in real jeopardy?