Pipeline Leaks in South Dakota

Pipeline Leaks in South Dakota

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The Keystone Pipeline started leaking 210,000 gallons of oil in rural South Dakota on Thursday. Essentially the spill covered a large grassy field, there are no structures within a mile of the spill and it didn’t affect any drinking water sources. This doesn’t mean that environmentalists aren’t concerned though, and emergency crews are at the sight trying to contain the crisis. Another pipeline, Keystone XL, is famous for the protests it sparked by Native American tribes and environmentalists. Approval to start construction on Keystone XL will be announced in the next week if it is granted. If so, it will extend a 2,687-mile oil transport system across the U.S. from Canada. We hope it doesn't spill.

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