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With Big Spill to Clean, Pipeline Owner Seeks Keystone XL Approval
The images of South Dakota grassland blemished by 210,000 gallons of leaked Canadian crude oil could not have come at a worse time for the Keystone Pipeline’s operator, TransCanada, which on Monday will ask regulators in Nebraska to approve a different pipeline (Keystone XL) despite fierce opposition.
The Keystone Pipeline is part of a 2,687-mile system that carries crude oil from Alberta to several points in the United States, including Illinois and Oklahoma. The Keystone XL pipeline would be a roughly 1,100-mile addition to that network, but it still needs approval from the Nebraska Public Service Commission, which has scheduled a vote for Monday.
The Nebraska permit is the last major regulatory hurdle before construction can begin, but Keystone XL’s opponents have pointed to the South Dakota leak as an ominous preview of what might await. “Imagine if this was right in the middle of where hundreds of cattle were and what that would mean,” said Jane Kleeb, who has led the pipeline opposition in Nebraska for years. Excerpts from article by New York Times
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Hello it's me- this is a typical look for me when working away making your jewellery! This is also a face I pull or worse when I hear what the hell Trump is doing! I mean what is the world coming to? One moment I hear and see huge positive steps towards educating and coming together about the horrific states of our oceans and the devastating effects of plastic- people are becoming more aware and starting to re-think- a great positive overdue change ! Go @greenpeace for your huge campaigns! Yet on the other hand you hear Trump is lifting the ban on importing trophy killing- what the hell! Seriously, what's going on? WHAT IS GOING ON!? Just highlights even more how idiotic and blinded the system is- we have aliens (actually stranger than that- the thing from stranger things) running the USA. Phew that's off my chest, now on with my Saturday... #greenpeace#savetheelephants#saynotoplastic#climatechange#climatechangeisreal#saveoutoceans#cleanupoceans#notoivory