Keystone XL Pipeline a Victim of Greed and Politics

by Rachel Baker on August 25, 2013

There is an interesting article by James Conca on the major problems with the Keystone XL Pipeline on Forbes.com. The article also has links to other applicable articles.

Pipeline defects have been identified along a 60-mile stretch of the southern segment of the Keystone XL pipeline, north of the Sabine River in Texas (Winnsboro, Texas). Sections of pipe have dents, faulty welds, and pin-holes in some sections enough to see daylight through.

The installers have been digging up parts of the new southern segment of the Keystone pipeline that only recently have been installed. It seems that the existing leg of the Keystone has spilled more oil in its first year than any other first-year pipeline in U.S. history.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2013/08/25/what-is-wrong-with-the-keystone-xl-pipeline/

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