South Dakota Supreme Court Upholds Hyperion Refinery Permit

Scott Swier
Founding Member, Attorney At Law
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.