True cost of dirty oil addiction: #TransCanada pipeline spills 80,000 litres of #tarsands oil in North Dakota
For Immediate Release May 9, 2011 Contact: Kelly Trout, 202-222-0722, [email protected] Alex Moore, 202-222-0733, [email protected] Tar Sands Oil Pipeline Spills in North Dakota Latest spill from TransCanada Keystone I pipeline adds to mounting concerns over safety of proposed Keystone XL WASHINGTON, D.C. —A TransCanada pipeline that carries tar sands oil into the U.S. from Canada had to be shut down for inspection Saturday after spilling about 21,000 gallons of tar sands oil in southeastern North Dakota, according to news reports. The spill underscored safety concerns raised about TransCanada’s proposal to build a larger tar sands oil pipeline across the U.S., the Keystone XL. The proposal is currently under review by the Obama administration. According to eyewitnesses, Saturday’s rupture of the Keystone I pipeline sent a six-story high gusher of oil into the air. The spill occ...