More concerns raised about Keystone XL pipeline
Posted: 06/06/14 08:47
A 25 year veteran of U.S. Navy special operations has released a report about the Keystone XL pipeline. He says the pipeline is vulnerable to terrorist attacks, and that the national security risk hasn't been adequately address. Cooper was hired by environmental activist Tom Steyer to study the security of the project. Bold Nebraska's Jane Kleeb says she read the report last night. The pipeline fighter says its raised some red flags for her. There are other pipelines that cross Nebraska, that Kleeb says could also be considered risky, but she says the Keystone XL offers a much greater threat. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and the Department of Homeland Security have declined to comment on the report. TransCanada spokesman Shawn Howard released this statement in response: "There are 2.5 million miles of pipelines in the U.S.-enough to circle the globe 100 times. Keystone XL is just 1,100 miles. Did Tom Steyer study other pipelines to assess their threats of attack as well? If he were truly concerned about the safety of Americans then a broader assessment of all critical infrastructure would have been more appropriate."