South Dakota passes bills to discourage Keystone XL rioting

South Dakota passes bills to discourage Keystone XL rioting

PIERRE, S.D. (AP)  — South Dakota is poised to approve laws aimed at potential protests against the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline, seeking to prevent disruptive demonstrations like those against the Dakota Access pipeline that cost neighboring North Dakota nearly $40 million and led to hundreds of arrests beginning in late 2016.

South Dakota’s Republican-dominated Legislature rushed two bills to approval in three days, but it wasn’t immediately clear when Gov. Kristi Noem will sign them.

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