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]” […]

Myth vs. Fact: Canadian Oil

MYTH: The Keystone XL pipeline is only for the transportation of Canadian oil. FACT: Keystone XL pipeline will also transport domestic oil. According to TransCanada, 25 percent of oil intended for the Keystone XL will come from Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.[1]   North Platte Telegraph, “Keystone pipeline benefits touted…,” 13 March 2012  

Myth vs. Fact: Keystone Debate

MYTH: The Keystone debate is a pure political play and a partisan issue. FACT: The Keystone XL debate has in fact turned into a political issue – one that fosters bipartisan support and consideration of all economic and environmental impacts. In April 2012, a bipartisan majority in the U.S. House of Representatives voted in support […]

Myth vs. Fact: Pipeline Safety

MYTH: Oil sands pipelines are different than regular oil pipelines and are unsafe. FACT: Pipelines carrying oil from the Canadian oil sands are no different than other pipelines designed to carry petroleum. Those pipelines designed to transport heavy oils operate under higher pressure levels than is necessary for lighter crude oils, but as is true […]