Gallery: US State Department Approves the Keystone XL Pipeline

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The pipeline is actually pending.

Much to the disappointment of environmental activists nationwide, the Obama administration has given Transcanada the go ahead to construct the 1,711 mile Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry heavy oil from Canada to Oklahoma and all the way down to the Gulf Coast in Texas. In a rather ambitious statement, the administration has concluded that not only will the pipeline provide a more secure source of energy, but that there won’t be any significant damage to the environment.

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  1. Camper6 January 5, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Boy are a lot of people misinformed on the pipeline.

    They think that this is something new.

    The U.S. has been importing Canadian Oil for decades and using an existing Trans Canada pipeline that has just recently been completed. This is an extension to the current pipeline and will connect with it.

    As far as the tar sands or oil sands in Alberta is concerned the pipeline will also carry oil from the Bakken fields in North Dakota. It’s the same type of mining operation as the one in Alberta from oil sands.

  2. Bathroom Taps August 30, 2011 at 6:10 am

    What an absolute eye sore!!!

  3. tazguy1 August 29, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Makes me ashamed to be Canadian and relieved I have no children to deal with this mess down the road. Though, I’m sure their future gas masks will come with an iphone-12 holder.

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