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ELK POINT, S.D. — Voters in Union County on Tuesday approved rezoning for what would be the first new U.S. oil refinery in more than 30 years.
With all 13 precincts reporting, 3,932 voters, or 58 percent, endorsed their county commission's rezoning of almost 3,300 acres north of Elk Point for the $10 billion refinery while 2,855, or 42 percent, opposed it.
The ballot measure garnered solid support in the southern part of the county, with the Dakota Dunes precinct voting in favor 1,017-237 and the one containing North Sioux City approving the ordinance 492-184.
Originally posted by vor78
reply to post by bismarcksea
Its about time, alright, but you may as well forget it. It won't be long before some group of morons from a state 2,000 miles away will come rushing in to file lawsuit after lawsuit to stop it from happening, regardless of what the people of South Dakota actually want.
Originally posted by mybigunit
Sounds like good news to me but this doesnt fix the gas situation. We need to fix the dollar for that to happen and our government looooovvvveeesss to spend money we dont have so looks like we have a long time before we see gas come down.