Weeks Before Startup, Holes Found in Keystone XL Pipeline

Keystone XL Pipeline Has Holes in It

That the Keystone XL pipeline is anything but bad news for the US should be obvious- but even if you’re one of the over-compensating beta-males still pounding your chest about “drill, baby, drill” from the cab of your jacked-up pickup I think you’re smart enough to understand that trying to pump 700,000 gallons of toxic bitumen through a pipeline that’s full of holes is a bad idea, right? That’s exactly what’s about to happen in the Southern half of the Keystone XL pipeline, set to “go live” in a matter of weeks.

The most troubling aspect of all this? It was a group of citizen investigators, not TransCanada, who found the holes. Desmogblog has the full story in this article, reprinted, below. Enjoy!


Public Citizen Report Reveals Dents, Holes in Keystone XL Southern Half Weeks Before Planned Startup (via Desmogblog)

The southern half of Transcanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is supposed to begin pumping up to 700,000 barrels of diluted bitumen per day through the Cushing, OK to Port Arthur, TX route within weeks. But is it ready to operate safely?…


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