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Disaster in the Making: Grave Warnings Issued That Keystone Pipeline Is Structurally Flawed

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TransCanada is trying to get its Keystone XL pipeline approved, but a whistleblower is raising the alarm.

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 4:59 pm
A Good article. Thanks for sharing.

Carol H (229)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 5:11 pm
noted, thank you Cal

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 10:38 pm
endangering nature, wildlife, people and so forth is all worth while when one considers the holy cow called profit motive that not only skimps on proper installation requirements but also does not consider whether that extra dirty oil is necessary at all or whether one could have all the energy one needs by stopping subsidies of the fossil fuel industry and supporting clean, renewable energy instead.

RosemaryRannes HusbandNeedsPrayers (650)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 10:49 pm
Was there ever any doubt?!
"Inadequately trained welding inspectors and code enforcement puts communities at risk of spills says whistleblower Evan Vokes."
NTSB investigation of Enbridge =
" The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), for example, categorized Enbridge as having a "culture of deviance" on safety matters after it investigated that company's 20,000-barrel bitumen spill on the Kalamazoo River in Michigan. The NTSB accused the company of taking advantage of "weak regulations" and not learning from previous incidents.

Enbridge employees also admitted to NTSB investigators that the largest oil spill in U.S. history was "a wake-up call" that highlighted problems associated with rapid growth including staff shortages "and that type of thing."

Keep us posted Cal and thanks for this update.
Alexandra well said!


Arielle S (313)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 10:51 am
And Romney said he would open the pipeline here in the US.....

Dianna M (16)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 12:30 pm
Gee, what a surprise.

Who, me? Cynical?

Chris C (162)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 12:31 pm
I'm not one bit surprised. I've been against this in NE from the very beginning.

David Menard (43)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 12:45 pm
Just what happens when any industry gets to self regulate they do as the please. Its all about$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ safety don't mean shit to them where$$$$$$$$$$$ is concerned.

Wednesday October 10, 2012, 1:15 pm
The citizens of the world doesn't mine being under some kind ot auhority. Most of us have been under the authority of parents, teachers, police, etc,. Our parents, and teachers didn't use their authority to poison our food, water, air, physically abuse us for objecting to this treatment, and then turn around to make money off of this abuse.

These bastards like the Koch brothers, Exxon, BP, and the lousy politicians who run inerference for these abusers is what is so aggravating to the people of the world. We don't have an inclination to hate corporation, rich people, or politicians. But the last 30 or so years have witnessed the emergence of criminal pyschopathic elememts in politics and corporations that make you want to go ballistic.

David C (153)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 1:16 pm
NO, NO, NO to Keystone XL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Margery Coffey (8)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 1:48 pm
It is a desperate move by a dying industry. SAY NO TO KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE. The Great Plains does not need this disaster.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 1:53 pm
I'm not surprised. This is the same song again: cheating to earn more money ... in the short term of course. If they were honest, they'd better give up even the idea of that keystone pipeline.

Fred Krohn (34)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 2:05 pm
Best thing we can do is scrap the entire Keystone pipeline project until we get a competent oil pipeline builder to do it with a nearly leakproof pipe. TransCanada has a lousy reputation in Canada for leaky pipes and should be banned from all projects in the USA! For specifics, just view the video series about the big trainload that derailed and smashed into San Bernardino a couple decades ago - and the subsequent pressurised fuel pipe explosion! There's an example of TransCanada - and similar company - pipelines maintenance and construction.

Tom C Sullivan (98)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 2:11 pm
Thanks for the imfo, sad our goverment backs this crap

Lois Jordan (63)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 2:11 pm
As Rosemary said above, the company was taking advantage of weak regulations...and Willard and his fellow GOP-ers want even LESS regulations. Makes my head spin and my stomach sick. Those who are physically protesting different sections of the Keystone XL Pipeline have my deepest regards for their heroic efforts. Many get arrested, and continue to protest despite this. A great Thank You to them.

Jean C (18)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 2:57 pm
Still no word from our crappy government officials like "hey everybody, how about cutting back and not using/wasting so much energy?", then we wouldn't need to destroy the environment to satisfy our fuel addiction. It's such a shame that even the average citizen, at least in the region where I live, doesn't give a shit either!!! - Big house, big car, driving all the time, I'm a broken record on this one...


Oh yah, I forgot, their addiction to luxury and looking big and important is more important. I hope none of these glutinous slobs make it to the ark this time.

Jules W (61)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 2:57 pm

Elizabeth M (65)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 3:05 pm
Noted with thanks Cal. I have no faith in Trans Canada pipe or Endbridge. These pipelines will be laid over several hundred + miles, and I fail to see how, with the records they already have, they will have a good enough set up for monitoring them. Just the Endbridge pipeline from Ft. McMurray (the oil sands) to Kitimat will cost $6billion, I heard on the radio this am. These pipelines are disasters in the making for sure.
We should be investing in clean renewal energy for the future!!!!!!

Sophia Wood (0)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 4:06 pm
No Keystone! Wind and solar.

Lin Penrose (92)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 4:37 pm
Noted, thanks Cal. Regardless of my opinion of those and other pipelines that carry petroleum products (very negative in all dimensions),what confuses me about the pipelines, and the companies that say they will carry specific amounts of product a day (read net profits),is that they would not pay significant attention to the quality of the carriers -pipes- and those who are involved in every aspect. Tremendous amounts of 'product' will be lost and so will net profits. Guess I don't need to mention the disasters and beyond price/costs to the ecosystems that will be affected, but I did anyway.

Eternal G (745)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 5:18 pm

When are our moronic, up to their necks-deeply involved in vested interests and inflated self-glory, political "leaders" going to do what the people want them to do? After the s$%t has hit the ceiling...?


Tamara Hayes (185)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 5:27 pm
Noted and voted against over and over again. I am so tired of the almighty dollar being the only principle that these people adhere to. They will not be happy till we are all drowning in filthy black oil.

Ann Breeden (65)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 5:41 pm
I just had to post this to Facebook so everyone could see it.

Stevie A (10)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 6:12 pm
Great going, Cal! I also posted this to Facebook and a welder friend. If we keep educating our family and friends they WILL learn and begin to share themselves. If they do not see how it affects THEM PERSONALLY, they are much less likely to become involved. It was a hard lesson for me to learn, years ago.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 6:16 pm
Noted , why do we need all that oil, soar power is much healthier ,

Carol Henderson (7)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 6:49 pm
So what else is new about the pipeline. We don't want it. Get rid of it.

Sandra M Z (114)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 9:49 pm
Go for solar and the latest technologies!

Keystone XL, just go away from this continent.

Noted, Thank you Cal.

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 3:54 am

Ruth McD (840)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 7:46 am
Noted. Thanks Cal.

MmAway M (500)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 9:26 am
This should of NEVER EVER BEEN Given the OK! OMGoodness, this will be the WORST DISASTER EVER for the Environment, Land and so many animals...Opps forgot the greedy people as well as innocent ones.

Noted with both ANGER and EXTREME SORROW!

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 10:32 am
noted, thx

julia C (42)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 7:18 pm
thank you cal.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Friday October 12, 2012, 6:54 pm
Noted thanks.
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