03 Jan '12, 11pm

Former pipeline inspector calls Keystone XL a potential ‘disaster’

Photo: Steven Depolo Cross-posted from Climate Progress . By forcing the White House to make a decision on the politically and environmentally toxic Keystone XL pipeline as part of an agreement reached in December to extend the payroll tax cut, Republicans are being lambasted by environmental groups for undercutting the federal environmental review process. Now, a whistleblower is claiming that the company overseeing the development of the proposed project, TransCanada, also has a track record of undercutting quality at the expense of the environment -- further calling into question the decision by Congress to prevent a new federal environmental impact study for Keystone XL. Says former pipeline inspector Mike Klink : Let's be clear -- I am an engineer; I am not telling you we shouldn't build pipelines. We just should not build this one. Klink was an inspector for Bechtel,...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/oil/2012-01-03-former-pipeline-inspe...

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