TransCanada explicitly told the Canadian National Energy Board in 2009 that the proposed intent of the pipeline was to raise the price of crude oil in the U.S., manipulating the market by diverting oil from the Midwest to the Gulf. . . . The pipeline would particularly affect gas prices in 15 Midwest states, including Minnesota. Full Story Here.
Other concerns: The Keystone XL line has attracted opposition from environmental groups and politicians concerned about possible leaks along the Alberta-to-Texas line. Story here.
And . . . Earlier spill was “catastrophic”—Story Here
Tracking the Keystone HERE
Other SD news: Mountain Lion Walked East from South Dakota to Connecticut—An record-breaking long, unusual expedition for the mammal