The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Bonnie Ewoldt
S-N Contributor 

Over Morning Coffee

Pipelines are a lifeline for many Western states

 

February 4, 2021

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An oil well pad near Lake Sakakawea in the Bakken region of North Dakota.

On Jan. 20, within hours of entering the Oval Office, President Biden signed an executive order halting further development of the Keystone XL pipeline. In doing so, he set in motion a series of events harmful to our economy and energy independence. He also jeopardized the future of many families and communities in our Western states.

The Keystone XL is only the latest in a long list of pipelines met with lawsuits and demonstrations by environmentalists. The Keystone Pipeline (predecessor of the Keystone XL) and Trans-Alaska Pipeline's proposed expansion into Arctic National Wildlife Refug...



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