Monday, August 22, 2016

An Oil Pipeline Nearly As Long As Keystone XL Has Been Fully Approved — ThinkProgress

An Oil Pipeline Nearly As Long As Keystone XL Has Been Fully Approved — ThinkProgress Bookmark and Share 
The pipeline will transport up to 570,000 barrels of sweet crude oil per day from North Dakota’s oil-rich Bakken Formation, to a market hub near Patoka, Illinois. Critics have long said the pipeline could severely harm thousands of miles of fertile farmland, forests, and rivers if a spill were to occur. Federal agencies have said the Bakken Pipeline avoids “critical habitat.”

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