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Thread #149633   Message #3482524
Posted By: Bobert
22-Feb-13 - 01:19 PM
Thread Name: BS: Will Obama approve the XL pipeline?
Subject: RE: BS: Will Obama approve the XL pipeline?
Keystone/TransCanada have already said that it expects 11 significant leaks over the first 50 years... Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have crunched the numbers and say the number will be 9 times that... That means 2 major oil spills every year...

As for pipelines being safe??? An Exxon/Mobile pipeline developed a leak and it spilled 40,000 gallons of crude into the Yellowstone River in Montana... Montana is one thing... Kansas City, Mo. and Oklahoma City are quite another... A major spill in or around either might result in those cities having to be evacuated...

As for driving less??? The way I see it is that the US would have to out-bid the Chinese for the first drop of this oil... Good luck... If Canada and the Chinese are so interested in having a pipe line why not run it westward thru Canada which doesn't have major population centers dependent on clean water??? Where am I wrong here, Bert???