18 Aug '11, 8pm

It's like having the cleanest shitty diaper. Keystone XL will be ‘safest pipeline in the U.S.’

It's like having the cleanest shitty diaper. Keystone XL will be ‘safest pipeline in the U.S.’

A pipeline in Texas, the ultimate destination of Keystone XL. Photo: Ray Bodden Cross-posted from Climate Progress . Construction and operation of the Keystone Pipeline system will continue to meet or exceed world-class safety and environmental standards. That was a statement from TransCanada CEO Hal Kvisle in June 2010 about the commissioning of the company's new Keystone pipeline, built to bring Canadian tar-sands crude from Alberta to refineries in the Midwest. One year later, the company has seen 12 oil spills from its brand new, state-of-the art pipeline -- with one "six-story geyser " dumping 21,000 gallons of oil in North Dakota. Today, TransCanada is looking to build another pipeline, Keystone XL, to bring tar-sands crude all the way down to the Gulf of Mexico. The company is again selling it as "the safest pipeline in the U.S." Company executives were in Montana T...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/oil/2011-08-18-transcanada-says-keys...

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