Two more Hutchinson County landowners may be getting uninvited guests from Canada… TransCanada.
According to two sources, TransCanada plans to begin excavating two more sections of of its Keystone pipeline in Hutchinson County south of the site of the Menno/Freeman leak that a local landowner discovered on April 2. No new leaks have been reported, but my sources say TransCanada has contacted South Dakota One Call, flagged two sites, and plans to start excavating today* in the general vicinity of Keystone Pipeline mile markers 414 and 418. The property owners affected are Lee Herrboldt and Munkvoldt Land and Cattle. According to sources, TransCanada officials have told Herrboldt not to plant in the area, since they are coming to dig.
My sources say TransCanada has not given landowners information on why these digs are taking place. My sources are working to gather more information.
Maybe our legislators should be directing their transphobia at TransCanada, not transgender kids.
*Update 09:06 CDT: an intrepid DFP stringer has heard that digging will actually commence tomorrow. I await photographic evidence from the Keystone route south of the Menno leak.