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South Dakota regulators a dismissed request Tuesday to throw out an application for the South Dakota portion of the Keystone XL pipeline, setting up a decision as early as next month from the Public Utilities Commission on whether to re-approve the embattled project. Pipeline opponents argued before the panel that President Barack Obama killed the project in November, which should put an end to the proceedings in South Dakota. But an attorney for TransCanada Corp., the company behind the proposed pipeline, said the company remains committed to the project, which could be revived under the next president.

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