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User Image balam1977 Posted: Nov 18, 2017 6:01 PM (UTC)
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Cool little #sandpiper just chillin’
User Image balam1977 Posted: Nov 17, 2017 11:05 PM (UTC)
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User Image balam1977 Posted: Nov 17, 2017 1:49 AM (UTC)
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TransCanada, the company that owns and operates the Keystone Pipeline, says that an estimated 210,000 gallons, or 5,000 barrels, of oil have spilled near the small town of Amherst, S.D.

The cause of the leak is under investigation, according to the company's website. TransCanada crews detected a drop in pressure at about 6 a.m. CT Thursday morning and shut down the pipeline, which runs from Hardesty, Alberta, to Cushing, Okla., and Wood River/Patoka, Ill.

Amherst is about 200 miles north of Sioux Falls, S.D., and about 25 miles from the state's border with North Dakota.

The conduit is not the controversial and long-delayed Keystone XL Pipeline that TransCanada is still shepherding through the approval process.

But as NPR's Jeff Brady reports, the spill comes at a sensitive time for TransCanada. "Regulators in the neighboring state of Nebraska are expected to announce a decision on the company's proposed Keystone XL pipeline next week. The project and its route through Nebraska have been controversial. Some landowners are concerned about how an oil spill might harm their property and water supplies."
The spill does nothing to enhance prospects for the XL Pipeline, which critics argue should not be allowed to operate.
User Image balam1977 Posted: Nov 17, 2017 1:07 AM (UTC)
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User Image balam1977 Posted: Nov 16, 2017 11:24 PM (UTC)
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User Image balam1977 Posted: Nov 16, 2017 7:57 PM (UTC)
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First #morningglory flower from the seeds I planted a couple of months ago!
User Image balam1977 Posted: Nov 16, 2017 3:19 PM (UTC)
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