Earlier this week, I wrote about the White House protests pertaining to the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Part of that pipeline is already in use and cuts across Kansas. I had forgotten that I had taken a photo of it several months ago as it was being laid. So, I thought blog readers might want to see the pipeline that is the object of the protests.
ADDITION: 3pm Sunday. I had not planned to get into the pipeline debate simply because I posted a photo of the Keystone pipeline. I don’t understand why photo of a pipeline should be controversial to anyone. It is what it is.
That said, I was sent a link to this graphic
this afternoon by a person that opposes the pipeline. The “facts” contained on graphic are so inaccurate at first I thought it was a satire. Among the misstatements of fact,
- The pipeline route is inaccurate.
- The Ogallala is not the largest source of freshwater in the U.S. That distinction belongs to the Great Lakes
- The fact that a two gallon “spill” can be detected and corrected is a testament to the quality of the pipeline.
- The graphic overstates the amount of oil spilled in the largest spill. Here is a newspaper story on the spill.
Sincere suggestion: If environmentalists wish to win people over to their point of view, they cannot be sloppy with facts (as above) and leave plastic water bottles strewn
over an area. As a person who is concerned about the environment, I suggest that environmentalists clean up their act.