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Big Oil Raid on Great Plains

Posted by mhudema on July 18, 2008

Bush Crony’s $10 Oil Refinery Seeks U.S. Government Guarantees

Big Oil’s Raid on the Great Plains

By JAMES G. ABOUREZK

Full disclosure: I am the attorney for one of the groups in opposition to the oil refinery proposed by Hyperion Resources in Union County, South Dakota.

Like Dr. Stockmann in Henrik Ibsen’s play, An Enemy of the People, Ed Cable, a construction consultant living in Union County, South Dakota, is trying to warn the residents of the county about the dangers of permitting an oil refinery to be constructed on the pristine farmlands in southeastern South Dakota.

In a modern day re-enactment of the Ibsen play, Cable leads a group opposing the projected oil refinery in Union County, which is about as far from an oil well as one can get.  His effort has been to sound an alarm to people about the major problems that will come with such a project, i.e., the pollution, the problems that will come with a massive influx of construction workers, and the lack of adequate hospitals and law enforcement to service such an influx.  He has found it as difficult as Dr. Stockmann to overcome the promise of money flowing into the area because of the refinery’s construction.

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Farmers Fight New Tar SAnds Refinery

Posted by mhudema on July 16, 2008

South Dakota:Farmers fight plans for new oil refinery

By Drew Griffin and Kathleen Johnston
CNN Special Investigations Unit

ELK POINT, South Dakota (CNN) — Farmland stretches as far as the eye can see — row upon row of corn stalks waving in the breeze. It’s an unlikely place to watch America debate its energy crisis but a battle is raging in this corner of South Dakota over what could be the nation’s first new oil refinery in 30 years.
Hyperion chief executive Albert Huddleston sent CNN a tape of comments in lieu of an interview.

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