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Exclusive: Newly Released Inspection Reports on Keystone XL’s Southern Route Fuel Doubt Over ‘Safest Pipeline Ever Built’ Claims

By Julie Dermansky • Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Reposted from DeSmogBlog.com *** TransCanada’s claim that the southern route of the Keystone XL Pipeline is the safest pipeline ever built in the in the United States is challenged by the release of new documentation confirming multiple code violations. Daily inspection reports on the construction of the …

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Beyond the People’s Climate March: Where Were You During the #Flood?

This piece was written by a Boston-based group of 13 young people who were arrested in #FloodWallStreet. The Tar Sands Blockade collective did not write this piece, but we believe this is an important conversation. *** Recognizing this crucial moment in history, people, especially privileged youth, came out in droves from across the country to …

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Report: PHMSA Documents Reveal Abysmal Inspection of Keystone XL Gulf Coast Segment

Update: this report is now available for download as a PDF here. *** Documents recently obtained from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), the federal regulatory agency tasked with overseeing and inspecting millions of miles of pipelines across the US, show that the Keystone XL Gulf Coast Project has not been adequately inspected. …

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