- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 19, 2014

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem and her democratic challenger in November’s election Corinna Robinson disagree on the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Noem and Robinson expressed their differences during a debate Tuesday at the annual DakotaFest farm show in Mitchell.

The Argus Leader (https://argusne.ws/1pGXvjx ) reports Noem got the loudest applause of the day after voicing her support for the pipeline’s construction.

Robinson told the audience she sees the pipeline as a long-term mistake because it would jeopardize water supplies with potential leaks.

Keystone is intended to transport over 800,000 barrels of Canadian tar sands oil a day to refineries on the Gulf Coast.



Supporters say the pipeline will aid energy independence. Environmentalists warn of possible spills and say tar sands oil is especially “dirty” and will contribute to global warming.

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Information from: Argus Leader, https://www.argusleader.com

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