Groups challenge pipeline’s environmental impact

Omaha, Nebraska (AP) July 2010

Ten environmental and American Indian groups from the upper Great Plains are asking the U.S. State Department to revise or deny a draft environmental impact statement on TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline.

Carrie La Seur, president of environmental law nonprofit Plains Justice, says the draft environmental impact statement does not adequately address several issues, including the risk of leaks and spills.

The groups sent a 35-page letter to the State Department during July addressing their concerns about the proposed pipeline that would run from the tar sands near Hardisty, Alberta, to oil refineries in Oklahoma and Texas.

The pipeline’s route would go through Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska in the upper Great Plains.




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