What are the negative effects of the pipeline?

What are the negative effects of the pipeline?

Ultimately, construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline could have detrimental effects on the environment, such as the destruction of ecosystems, the loss of habitats, and the pollution of nearby rivers.

Why the Keystone XL is bad?

Keystone XL and Wildlife No matter how you look at it, Keystone XL would be bad for wildlife, especially endangered species. Many imperiled species live along the proposed pipeline’s path and in areas where tar-sands oil is produced. If the pipeline were built, it would decimate habitat these species rely on.

Why the Keystone XL pipeline is bad?

How does the Keystone pipeline hurt the environment?

People and wildlife coming into contact with tar sands oil are exposed to toxic chemicals, and rivers and wetland environments are at particular risk from a spill. Keystone XL would cross agriculturally important and environmentally sensitive areas, including hundreds of rivers, streams, aquifers, and water bodies.

The Bad. Opponents to the Keystone XL Pipeline believe that it puts people and wildlife at risk of toxic oil spills, water pollution, and a host of other environmental risks.

Why are people against the Keystone Pipeline?

Among reasons that people oppose Keystone XL, climate change ranks surprisingly low. Environmental activists argue the Keystone XL pipeline would significantly worsen climate change. When it comes to political hot potatoes, there may not be a better example than the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

What are the pros and cons of Keystone Pipeline?

The Keystone Pipeline pros and cons show that this project has the potential to continue generating jobs and revenues for TransCanada and much of North America. Because many pipelines are prone to leaks, there is also the potential risk of groundwater contamination that must be considered.

Who gets the oil from Keystone Pipeline?

Keystone XL would transport crude oil from Canada’s tar sands through the Midwestern United States down to the Gulf Coast , and there are refineries all along the proposed route. (The map is from TransCanada , the pipeline operator.) America gets more crude oil from Canada than any other country.

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