This article is not encouraging regarding Hyperion. Domestic oil use is flat-lining. Profit margins are thin. The potential market for Hyperion’s crude is overseas. That’s right. Many Siouxland residents will make major sacrifices to accomodate this polluting monster, and the refined oil will likely be shipped to foreign markets!
Here are links to websites, articles and other sources offering important information about Hyperion and related topics.
It’s likely nearly all of the best oil resources on earth have been used up. So now we’re left with mostly inferior and hard-to-get oil resources. That’s where tar sands crude oil is categorized, with an emphasis on dirty and pollution-prone. This is what Hyperion will refine. This is why Siouxland will be impacted by heavy pollution if Hyperion is built.
Instead of spending billions on a dirty oil refinery that will wreck an already prosperous area and drive hundreds of families from their homes, why not promote clean, safe renewable energies? Those are the energies of the future, not oil. Check out the South Dakota Wind Energy Association website and learn more about wind energy.
Central Union County is currently fertile farm land and prosperous family farms, but if Hyperion is built there will be a sprawling, polluting industrial complex covering hundreds if not thousands of acres. Check out photos of refineries at this link. How’d you like a dirty, noisy, pollution-spewing oil refinery in your neighborhood?
This site allows you to learn more about the enormous quantities of nasty, dangerous pollutants that Hyperion will discharge into the air and water.
Oil companies exploiting tar sands crude oil deposits in Alberta, Canada are creating an environmental, public health and ecological catastrophe without peer.
Learn about “Save Union County”, a Union County group that opposes the Hyperion refinery.
Here’s the SD Department of Natural Resources and Environment website page for Hyperion.
If you’d like to know what’s in store for communities and citizens if Hyperion is built, check out this website managed by Louisiana residents who live with refinery pollution and problems every day.
This website has been maintained by local Sierra Club members concerned about Hyperion since the oil refinery was first proposed.