TransCanada’s Keystone XL Permit Renewal Hearing Sheds Light on Serious Pipeline Risks

TransCanada’s Keystone XL Permit Renewal Hearing Sheds Light on Serious Pipeline Risks

Friday, 31 July 2015 00:00
Written by
Julie Dermansky By Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog | Report

Just because TransCanada continually states that the Keystone XL pipeline will be the safest pipeline ever built, doesn’t mean it is true.

The company’s pipeline construction record is facing intense scrutiny in America’s heartland, where many see no justifiable rationale to risk their water and agricultural lands for a tar sands export pipeline.

New documents submitted as evidence in the Keystone XL permitting process in South Dakota – including one published here on DeSmog for the first time publicly – paint a troubling picture of the company’s shoddy construction mishaps. This document, produced by TransCanada and signed by two company executives, details the results of its investigation into the “root cause” of the corrosion problems discovered on the Keystone pipeline.

TransCanada Corporation is continuing its push to build the northern route of the Keystone XL pipeline. On July 27, the company appeared at a hearing in Pierre, South Dakota, to seek recertification of the Keystone XLconstruction permit that expired last year. 

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission must decide if TransCanada can guarantee it can build the pipeline under the conditions set in 2010, which it must do in order to have the permit reapproved. …

Read here:

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/32161-evidence-released-at-transcanada-s-keystone-xl-permit-renewal-hearing-sheds-light-on-serious-pipeline-risks
Julie Dermansky is a multimedia reporter and an affiliate scholar at The Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University. Follow Julie on Twitter @jsdart and see more of her work on her site http://www.jsdart.com/#!/index.
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