"While the proposal has significant economic development potential for the region, local officials must be given an opportunity to examine the details thoroughly." Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-SD) said.
U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD) also weighed in Wednesday.
"While I am always interested in new economic development opportunities, there are many questions that need to be answered, including what the people of Union County think about this proposal.
"As Americans require more energy, we know we need to look at all domestic sources of energy with ethanol, biodiesel and wind production leading the way," he said.