Energy boost

June 4, 2008

Never mind all that political blather — this is important, and almost unbelievable:

Bortscheller, president of the Elk Point City Council, had invited about 250 supporters to an outdoor barbecue Tuesday to await the returns for arguably the most important election in Union County’s history. The big crowd didn’t leave disappointed.

As midnight approached, they popped the champagne corks, celebrating a hard-fought victory that keeps alive the county’s chances of landing the nation’s first all-new oil refinery in 32 years.

By a solid 58 percent to 42 percent margin, county voters approved Hyperion’s request to rezone 3,292 acres of farm land for a new classification, Energy Center Planned Development.

Hooray for South Dakotans. Guess there’s something that can defeat NIMBY after all.

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One Response to “Energy boost”

  1. tim zank Says:

    About freakin’ time, ain’t it?


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