Water is Life! Deny the KXL Water Permits
Your voice is needed.
TransCanada, the Canadian company trying to build the Keystone XL Pipeline through SD, wants access to OUR public water in order to build the pipeline, build man camps and supply water to man camps along the construction route.
Five water rights permits filed by TransCanada are pending with the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources Water Management Board for the taking of millions of gallons of public water.
By law, the granting of a water right must be in the public interest and for a beneficial use.
Dakota Rural Action objects to the granting of these permits and is participating in the proceedings. We need YOUR help to make our voices louder in these proceedings. Please sign this letter as a sign of support of DRA’s work to protect the water and we will also keep you up to date about the proceedings.
“TransCanada wants our public water for use to construct a hazardous materials pipeline through 317 miles of fragile soils and fertile farmland in South Dakota. It specifically wants the Water Management Board to authorize TransCanada to use South Dakota water for man camp water supply, dust control along the construction route, to make drilling fluids for horizontal directional drilling (HDD) under various South Dakota rivers, for construction of pump stations, and for hydrostatic testing. TransCanada plans to then discharge the used water back into our rivers.” --excerpt from DRA’s filing with the Board.
We, the undersigned, OBJECT to the use of our public waters for these purposes, and we URGE the Water Management Board to use public interest and beneficial use considerations to DENY these permits in order to PROTECT our water supply for current and future generations.
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