March152012
“TransCanada has claimed that Keystone XL will
be the “safest pipeline in the U.S.” However, since
the initial Keystone 1 pipeline began operation in
June 2010, at least 35 spills have occurred in the
U.S. and Canada. In its first year, the U.S. section
of Keystone 1 had a spill frequency 100 times
greater than TransCanada forecast. In June 2011,
federal pipeline safety regulators determined
Keystone 1 was a hazard to public safety and
issued TransCanada a Corrective Action Order.” The impact of tar sands pipeline spills on employment and the economy(PDF) - Cornell University’s must read report (it’s short!) on Keystone XL Pipeline. (via climateadaptation)
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