As I hustle out the door to the library, I notice my friends at South Dakota Tar Sands Pipeline have noted a black man has filed suit against a Keystone pipeline contractor for alleged discrimination he experienced while doing prep work for TrasnCanada's pipeline in North Dakota last year. SDTSP notes that the plaintiff is an Illinois man; the defendant, a Pennsylvania company.
So I'm curious: how many South Dakotans did the Keystone construction effort employ? How many jobs will we get from Keystone XL? Is the only boost we get from trrenching these lines a brief surge in sandwich and motel room sales, followed by higher electric rates as the pumping stations slurp up our power?
Watching the undecideds - There is a general rule that existed since at least the 1980s regarding South Dakota pre-election polling. The undecideds, in the final days, will tend to ...
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