According to the FEIS there are 28 homes/residences are within 25 feet of the ROW (right of way). I see no evidence of ousting people from their homes. Temporary inconvenience (for a week to one month) from construction related activity is not ousting someone from their home by any stretch of the imagination.Homes and residences within 25 feet of the ROW would likely experience many temporary inconveniences during the construction period (typically 7 to 30 days) including disruptions to privacy and property ingress or egress.
Last edited by drz-400; 01-21-12 at 08:13 PM.
The primary purpose of the proposed Project is to provide the infrastructure necessary to transport Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin heavy crude oil from the U.S. border with Canada to delivery points in Texas in response to the market demand of Gulf Coast refineries for heavy crude oil. This market demand is driven by the need of the refiners to replace declining feed stocks of heavy crude oil obtained from other foreign sources with crude oil from a more stable and reliable source.
Note: None have actually occurred along the actual pipeline.The existing Keystone Oil Pipeline System has experienced 14 spills since it began operation in June 2010. The spills occurred at fittings and seals at pump or valve stations and did not involve the actual pipeline. Twelve of the spills remained entirely within the confines of the pump and valve stations. Of those spills, 7 were 10 gallons or less, 4 were 100 gallons or less, 2 were between 400 and 500 gallons, and 1 was 21,000 gallons.
Last edited by drz-400; 01-21-12 at 09:51 PM.
But, that's just this exact pipeline. They've had many, much bigger, pipeline oil spills in the US just in the past few years. For example, in Alaska the Prudhoe Bay pipeline had a spill of 267,000 gallons in 2006. In 2010 800,000 gallons spilled from a pipeline in Michigan. In Alaska's Kenai National Refuge they've had 350 different spills now, including one of 228,000 gallons. Or, if we want to talk about pipeline spills in general, lets talk about the Kolva River oil spill in Russia at 84,000,000 gallons.
These aren't freak occurrences. In fact the majority of oil spilled worldwide is from pipelines.