SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A scientific poll done by two media organizations found wide support among South Dakotans for the Keystone XL pipeline.
The statewide survey commissioned by the Argus Leader and KELO-TV shows 60 percent backing for the project, with 30 percent opposed and 10 percent undecided.
The TransCanada Corp. project would transport oil from Canadian tar sands through Montana and South Dakota to Nebraska, where it would connect with existing pipelines to carry more than 800,000 barrels of crude oil a day to refineries along the Gulf Coast.
The South Dakota portion is about 315 miles long and would extend from the Montana border in Harding County to the Nebraska border in Tripp County.
The White House said earlier this year it was putting off a decision on Keystone indefinitely.