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.