TransCanada, a Canadian company, is planning to run their Keystone XL pipeline across eight of Oklahoma’s counties:
Citizens of Oklahoma are gearing up to fight the pipeline, which is designed to carry tarsand oil containing benzine and arsenic. Tarsand oil is the dirtiest oil in the planet. The mogul wants to bring it through the USA because the people of Canada knew how poisonous it was and refused to let them ship it across Canada.
A representative of the Sierra Club has stated that, contrary to popular belief, the local cost of gas will actually increase because of this pipeline.
An archeological survey found 88 archeological sites and 34 historical structures in the path of the proposed pipeline. TransCanada agreed to go around a few of the sites, but plans to bulldoze through 71 of the archeological sites and 22 of the historical structures.
TransCanada is planning to sell the oil to Europe, China and South America.
Opponents are planning to drive and walk the route of the pipeline from Cushing to the Red River, visitng with the local folks about what they can expect from TransCanada. Mostly spills. Arsenic laces spills.
The Indigenous Environmental Network and several tribes including the Lakota tribe are leading the opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline.
To see the pipeline route, go here:
Note: I believe this is the old route, before TransCanada agreed to make adjustments to avoid 17 of the archeological sites and 12 of the historical structures.
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