KNOWN AND UNKNOWN: THE ENVIRONMENTAL DANGER FROM OIL AND GAS PIPELINES

The Obama administration has stopped construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline in a section that includes mostly Nebraska. This map shows the uncompleted section the Obama environmental police is holding up because of “concerns” about the risk of groundwater contamination and other pollution. It runs through Saskatchewan, Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. Obama recently approved the construction of the section from Cushing Oklahoma to Houston. As you can see, another earlier part of the same project carries oil safely from Hardisty, Alberta all the way to Patoka, IL.

But what do we really know about the dangers of oil and gas pipelines? Quite a bit. It turns out we have been using them safely and cleanly for many, many years. Actually, they move America. Take a look at this 2008 (before Obama) map:

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