Keystone Pipeline Cancellation Causing Worry For Small Towns Along Its Route

Keystone Pipeline Cancellation Causing Worry For Small Towns Along Its Route

MIDLAND — President Joe Biden’s win came as a win for environmental activists with the cancellation of the Keystone XL oil pipeline – but not everyone is celebrating.  The pipeline had already seen some construction work begin, and the cancellation means some workers are now returning home and taking their business with them.  Laurie Cox is owner of the Stroppel Hotel and Mineral Springs in Midland, near where the pipeline was planned to pass in Haakon County, and says the loss of Keystone XL has been difficult for her business, which served pipeline workers…

Cox said the decision came from the Biden administration very fast regarding shutting the project down…

Cox said many business leaders are still shocked about the decision and its impact.

The Keystone X-L was plotted to pass through Haakon, Jones, Lyman and Tripp Counties in central South Dakota.