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Will The Keystone Pipeline Endanger Our Food Supply?

The Keystone Pipeline will go through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. F rom what I've seen in pictures, this pipeline will run above ground.

If a leak develops at any point in this pipeline, how much oil will saturate the ground and seep down into our underground water that supplies our farms?

Montana grows wheat and barley, South Dakota grows corn and soybeans, Nebraska grows corn and soybeans, Kansas grows wheat and corn, and Oklahoma grows wheat. All the states including Texas raise cattle. Many of them raise poultry.

This list only includes the states that the pipeline runs through. It does not include the states to the east of these states.

What are the risks to any animal or poultry that feeds directly or indirectly off these grounds.

The sad fact is that the arrogant indifference for the environment expressed by both the Republicans and business makes it more difficult to convince voters that this pipeline is safe.

The top priority of business is to maximize profits. Public safety, the safety of our environment and the safety of our food are very low on the list of business priorities except when dictated by Federal and State regulations.

Having said this, I leave it to the readers to form their own conclusions. Personally, I cannot accept the guarantees of the safety of this pipeline from those who have expressed an arrogant disregard for our environment.

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wolfgirl569 wrote on February 11, 2015, 7:02 PM

I dont want to see it, I am afraid it will cause a lot of damage.

Lushlala wrote on February 12, 2015, 8:53 AM

I sincerely hope it doesn't come to that! That would just be disastrous.

RonElFran wrote on February 15, 2015, 10:06 AM

Obviously, there is no guarantee with any technology - things break! One of the considerations about this pipeline is that if it isn't built, will the oil be shipped by rail and truck, which actually have a much greater environmental impact.

DarkSinistar wrote on February 17, 2015, 1:55 AM

It would really be in businesses best interest to make the pipeline as safe as possible since clean up from spills is so expensive, but history has shown us that despite the danger corporations always look for ways to cut corners.

Wordsmith wrote on February 20, 2015, 12:55 AM

The same hype was mentioned prior to construction of the Alaskan pipeline back in the 1970s. We were told there would be no or little environmental damage. Then years later the super tanker 'Exxon-Valdez' wrecked spewing millions of gallons of oil on the pristine Alaskan coastal environment killing countless fish, birds, and other wildlife.