The future of American oil could be in a small South Dakota farming community

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The solution to high gas prices may not be offshore drilling. For a remote community in South Dakota, the future is not farming, it's oil. Plans are underway to make Union County, S.D., home to the nation’s first new oil refinery in 30 years. The company behind the project bills the refinery as a "green energy center" and many local politicians support the plans, but it's a sore point for residents closest to the site.
Guest: Johanna Sailor, news producer for South Dakota Public Broadcasting, based in Sioux Falls

Contributors:

Corey Takahashi

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