▶ PR Watch—Keystone PipeLIES Exposed: The Facts on Sticky Leaks, Billion Dollar Spills, and Dirty Air

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  From the Center for Media and Democracy (PR Watch) 

by Dave Saldana, Director, Writer, and Producer of “Keystone PipeLIES Exposed,” a new short film that is a production of the Center for Media and Democracy Investigative Fund

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would cover 1,179 miles, from Hardisty, Alberta, Canada, to the refineries of Port Arthur, Texas. Its name, Keystone, is no accident. Its 36-inch diameter,830,000 barrels-per-day capacity is believed to be the sine qua non of maximal development of the tar sands, for without a reliable, cost-efficient conveyance to transport the product from Alberta’s tar sands to refineries with access to international shipping terminals, the oil producers simply cannot make enough profit to make tar sands extraction worthwhile.

And that is why TransCanada, the Canadian corporation had earmarked $5.4 billion of its $49 billion in assets in the project, which it initially expected…

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