Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Keystone XL Pipeline


By Kayleen Turner
Edited by Alyssa Paquin

    The Keystone XL Pipeline was proposed in 2009. The pipeline is a 1,179 mile pipeline that runs from Canada to Nebraska; it will be adding onto the Keystone Pipeline system. This pipeline is predicted to bring roughly 35,690,000 gallons of oil each day.
                       
              Picture via: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-30103078
    During Barack Obama’s presidency the pipeline was voted against and failed to be built. However, Donald Trump’s presidency has brought a new breath of life into the project. On January 24, 2017 Mr.Trump re-authorized the building of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Mr.Trump has said in previous interviews that the Keystone XL Pipeline will create, “A lot of jobs.” Although there will be roughly 42,000 jobs 41,965 of those jobs are temporary. That means that there will only be an estimated 35 permanent jobs.
                                                                                                     Picture via: http://freebeacon.com/politics/rejecting-keystone-could-lead-to-more-oil-spills-by-train/
    Since then there has been a spike in protest to protect Indian Reservations from the construction of the pipeline. In fear of the pipeline bursting and spilling oil in their sacred waters the Native Americans want to avoid it all by shutting down the pipeline. As of now no one really knows what is going to happen next with the Keystone XL Pipeline; some believe that it will built, and some pray that it is shut down.
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