The House committee of commerce and energy will hear SB201 this week that removes local control from regulating pipelines - please contact them to oppose it.

Private money making companies should not be given the right to take land by eminent domain. It would set a very dangerous precedent.

I would be interested in finding out the names of all the SD investors that will make huge profits if this goes through. (Dakota Scout? Put your investigator caps on). We all know one of the main proponents for this: Casey Crabtree works for an energy company. How much will that company profit if this passes?

We should not take away local control!!

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VERY well written Dennis & Carol.

Many of our elected legislators are bowing down to big money. How very sad dollar signs outweigh community safety.

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That was a clear and concise article, hopefully our people in the legislature hear this!!!!!!!

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State-directed capitalism is what the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) does. It makes a ton of money for the STATE and for the individuals picked as winners by the Party. We don't want state-directed and managed capitalism !!! The Constitution of the USA and the party platform of the SDGOP affirm individual life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This requires RESPECTING private property rights. Dear Chamber of Commerce GOP members: Do you remember this from the Preamble to the SDGOP 2016-2020 platform?

We affirm — as did the Declaration of Independence: that all are created equal, endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

We believe in the Constitution as our founding document.

We believe the Constitution was written not as a flexible document, but as our enduring covenant.

We believe our constitutional system — limited government, separation of powers, federalism, and the rights of the people — must be preserved uncompromised [sic] for future generations.

We believe political freedom and economic freedom are indivisible.

When political freedom and economic freedom are separated — both are in peril; when united, they are invincible.

We believe that people are the ultimate resource — and that the people, not the government, are the best stewards of our country’s God-given natural resources.

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