South Dakota Supreme Court Upholds Hyperion Refinery Permit

Scott Swier
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Posted on Mar 02, 2013

The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the approval of an air quality permit that would allow a Texas company to begin construction on a proposed $10 billion oil refinery.

Opponents sued the Board of Minerals and Environment, saying the board erred when it approved the Hyperion Energy Center permit because its study did not include a full-blown environmental impact statement.