Tonight, as I reread the AP-RCJ reprint, I notice something peculiar:
Dan Gunderson, a communications specialist working for the American Petroleum Institute, says he's concentrating on the Midwest because states like South Dakota could end up with pipelines and a refinery as a means to handle the incoming crude oil from Canada.
...Gunderson, who said he has no affiliation with TransCanada, cited a study by the Canadian Energy Research Institute....
Hang on: no affiliation??? TransCanada is a corporate member of the American Petroleum Institute. The API is paying Gunderson to promote the tar sands oil TransCanada will pipe across South Dakota and the Great Plains.
And the local press couldn't check something that obvious?