Killing Keystone XL, Obama says pipeline not in US interests:
President Barack Obama killed a Canadian energy giant's application to build the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring the proposed project wouldn't serve U.S. National interests and would have undercut America's global leadership on climate change Ref. Source 9a
A total of 210,000 gallons of oil leaked Thursday from the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota, the pipeline's operator, TransCanada, said.
Crews shut down the pipeline Thursday morning, and officials are investigating the cause of the leak.
This is the largest Keystone oil spill to date in South Dakota, said Brian Walsh, a spokesman for the state's Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Ref. CNN.
Staples, documents show there are hundreds of gallons of oil spills every week, they just have to report only those that exceed a certain size. These spills are far too often and that is why people keep protesting. And yet the big corps keep pushing for more pipelines.
Judge to hold hearing one day after canceling Keystone XL pipeline permit. U.S. Judge Brian Morris will hold a hearing Thursday on two lawsuits against the $8 billion Keystone XL oil pipeline. American Indian tribes and environmental groups want him to halt the construction at the Canadian border while a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's approval of the pipeline last year works its way through the courts. Ref. USAToday.