Hyperion Refining spokesman Eric Williams said, in essence, that just becausewe don't see much doesn't mean nothing is happening. Next up in the lost list of permits the company will need to build and operate its planned oit refinery/energy center is the water permit.
Williams said in a recent email: "We continue to make progress toward filing the water permits we'll need for the refinery. We are very deliberate and methodical in our approach to all the permits and that's double so with getting consents for the water we'll need for the Energy Center.
"While the are is blessed with plentiful wter resources, we're well aware that water is the lifeblood on of the region -- particularly for the agriculture and recreation communities -- and so we are taking extra care that our final approach on the water supply is bth the most effective, most efficient and least disruptive."
Williams declined to comment on specific sources for the water and confirmed that Hyperion did renew its options to buy land along the Missouri River. He said the company is "eager to finalize our water supply soon."