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Farmers fight plans for new oil refinery - CNN.com - 0 views

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    Farmland stretches as far as the eye can see -- row upon row of corn stalks waving in the breeze. It's an unlikely place to watch America debate its energy crisis but a battle is raging in this corner of South Dakota over what could be the nation's first new oil refinery in 30 years.
    Farmer Dale Harkness wants future generations to enjoy the land in Elk Point, South Dakota, as it is now.

    Farmer Dale Harkness wants future generations to enjoy the land in Elk Point, South Dakota, as it is now.
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    Plans were kept secret for months but residents of Union County have now voted in favor of rezoning land for a $10-billion refinery capable of converting 400,000 barrels of Canadian oil into gasoline, diesel and jet fuel every day.
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