Myth vs. Fact: KXL will Threaten the Ogallala Aquifer

MYTH: KXL will threaten the Ogallala Aquifer. FACT: Crude oil has been produced and transported within the Ogallala Aquifer for decades, and the presence of the Keystone XL will not pose a unique threat to the area. Since 1930, 24 billion barrels of crude oil have been produced within the aquifer.[1] Nearly 25,000 miles of […]

Myth vs. Fact: KXL is not in our Nation’s Interest

MYTH: KXL is not in our nation’s interest. FACT: At a recent conference in Fort Worth, TX, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said about the Keystone XL project, “There is absolutely no reason not to do it.”[1] In addition to supporting 20,000 American jobs, and injecting $20 billion into the U.S. economy[2], the Keystone […]

Myth vs. Fact: KXL Pipe not Made in America

MYTH: The pipe being used for KXL will not be made in America. FACT: Seventy-five percent of the pipe used to build the Keystone XL will come from North American mills – half of which will be made by U.S. workers in Arkansas. Goods for the pipeline valued at approximately $800 million have already been […]

Myth vs. Fact: Stopping Keystone XL

MYTH: Stopping the construction of the Keystone XL will help end the development of the oil sands. FACT: Development of the Canadian oil sands is projected to increase regardless of the delay in the Keystone XL project due to other pipeline options and other transportation options (e.g. rail). The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) […]

Myth vs. Fact: Nebraska’s Oil Pipeline Reclamation Act

MYTH: Legislation such as Nebraska’s Oil Pipeline Reclamation Act slated to “protect” states from potential damages caused by the Keystone do not hold TransCanada fully responsible for all incidents that could occur. FACT: The Oil Pipeline Reclamation Act [1]sets rules for pipeline companies, such as TransCanada, to follow, but allows for other agreements made between […]

Myth vs. Fact: Keystone Pipeline

MYTH: The original Keystone pipeline was riddled with issues that will only be repeated – not improved. FACT: In its final environmental review of Keystone XL plans, the U.S. State Department concluded that the project would be the safest pipeline ever built in the United States and that it would have “limited adverse environmental impacts.[1]” […]