PIERRE (AP) — A June 23 court hearing has been set in Pierre for an appeal of a state-approved air quality permit for a proposed oil refinery in southeastern South Dakota.
Three groups opposed to the $10 billion oil refinery filed the appeal earlier. The Sierra Club and local groups Save Union County and Citizens Opposed to Oil Pollution say the permit does not address some environmental issues.
The refinery near Elk Point would process 400,000 barrels of Canadian crude each day into products ranging from low-sulfur gasoline to jet fuel. It would be the first new U.S. oil refinery built since 1976. Dallas-based Hyperion says the plant would be "the most environmentally sensitive refinery in the country."