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December 17, 2013

Butte County Won't See Man Camp for Oil Pipeline Construction

County lacks zoning ordinance that would regulate temporary housing.

Man camps, like the one pictured here in North Dakota, feature group housing for male workers, most in their 20s and 30s.
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While its neighbors are preparing for the creation of "man camps" during the construction of the possible Keystone XL oil pipeline, Butte County isn't expected to house such a camp and hasn't passed any ordinances to regulate them, the Rapid City Journal reports.

The Keystone XL would be a 36-inch pipeline that, in South Dakota, would run through southeast Harding County toward western Meade County and south toward the Winner area. The pipeline project, running from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, is awaiting approval by the U.S. State Department and President Obama.

Learn more about the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project at this TransCanada web page and this TransCanada blog.

Find more information in the Black Hills Knowledge Network archives.


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