What the Pipeline Looks Like

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. 

One thought on “What the Pipeline Looks Like

  1. The quote at the bottom of the infographic.."I have to confess: I did not anticipate that we would have a problem this soon." did not come from a TransCanada official like the infographic states. If they would have carefully read the LJWorld article you linked, they would see it was a county commissioner that made the statement. Being an environmentalist means never allowing the facts get in the way of pushing an agenda.