Hey look over there…a pool of oil! Just months after authorizing the new Keystone pipeline, the Trump administration faces issues with the existing one:

The Keystone pipeline running from Canada across the Great Plains leaked Thursday morning, spilling about 5,000 barrels of oil — or 210,000 gallons — southeast of the small town of Amherst in northeast South Dakota.

The spill comes just days before a crucial decision next Monday by the Public Service Commission in Nebraska over whether to grant a permit for a new, long-delayed sister pipeline called Keystone XL, which has been mired in controversy for several years. Both are owned by Calgary-based TransCanada.

Nothing to see here folks…just a little oil on some cropland. What’s the current phrase? This is a nothing burger?

“Based on what we know now, the spill has not impacted a surface water body,” Walsh (an environmental scientist manager at the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources) said. “It has not done that. So that’s good news.”

Other reports say that state officials don’t believe the leak has affected any drinking water systems or sources. I imagine it’s a little early to tell but I am surprised they’d make mention of that until they know for sure. Well see where this goes next.

 

One Response to GOP Finds Distraction from Moore: Keystone Pipeline Leaks!

  1. onevote says:

    I remember Joe Jackson, saying “look, over there,” and as I was college-age, thought it was really radical. But that observation has proved true since then, yet mostly we still hang true with our owned
    mainstream media.

    Roy Moore is terrible, all that we cannot accept. Yet the fact that the Keystone pipeline leaks, well, why treat that as equivalent to the Roy Moore? It’s not at all the same consideration.

    We have lived in an oil age for eons (in Alabama, too), yet have to make adjustments to transition to another economic basis… Just maybe voters do look “over there,” and see the reality, and respond appropriately.

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