KILLDEER — More than 80 people turned out Monday for a public hearing on the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline, which is planned to carry Bakken crude into the Illinois heartland crossing more than 200 miles through seven North Dakota counties.

The Public Service Commission hearing in Killdeer was the second of three, and most who attended were landowners who would be directly impacted by the project.

It’ll be months before the PSC decides whether to issue a route permit. In the meantime, the company is negotiating easements and 34 of those landowners are intervening in the pipeline’s case, mainly to ensure that they get the kind of reclamation they desire.

Enbridge, on behalf of the Sandpiper pipeline, is also intervening. Its attorney says it’s not protesting Dakota Access, just protecting its location.

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