Dems Question Safety Of Keystone Pipeline Proposal

Law360, New York (July 18, 2011, 4:22 PM EDT) -- Seven Democratic senators called on U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday to mull alternate routes for the planned $13 billion Keystone XL pipeline to carry crude oil from Canada to U.S. refineries, raising specific safety concerns about the current proposal.

The 1,600-mile Keystone XL pipeline, currently under review by the U.S. Department of State, would expand on an existing pipeline, bringing oil from Canada’s tar sands to the Gulf Coast and linking Canada's crude supply with U.S. refining markets. In a letter sent to...
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