Do you really know the facts behind the Keystone XL Pipeline Project?
Govt Order 13337 signed April 30, 2004, by President George W. Bush provides the Secretary of State with the power to receive all applications for Presidential permits for the exportation or importation of petroleum, petroleum products or other fuels to or from a international country.
Upon receipt of the appliance the Secretary of State or his/her delegate shall request further data from the applicant and refer the applying to Cabinet heads, as well as another Federal Government department and/or agency the Secretary of State deems acceptable:
On September 19, 2008 TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. submitted an application for a Presidential Permit to assemble the Keystone XL Pipeline. Included in the applying was a press release that Half I and II of the Keystone Pipeline were already on schedule for completion. Phase III was just lately accomplished.
TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P., is a limited partnership, owned equally by affiliates of TransCanada Company, a Canadian public company organized beneath Canadian laws and ConocoPhillips Co, a Delaware Company. The operator of the challenge might be TransCanada Pipeline LP.
The whole Keystone Pipeline Challenge consists of 3,861 miles of pipeline split into several phases as may be determined by viewing the TransCanada map.
路 Part I – Hardisty in Alberta province Canada, by Saskatchewan province Canada, by means of Manitoba province Canada to Steele Metropolis, Nebraska, and through Kansas and Missouri to Patoka and Wood River, Illinois. This portion was completed June 30, 2010.
路 Phase II – Steele City, Nebraska to Cushing, Oklahoma. This portion of the pipeline was completed February eight, 2011.
路 Section III – Cushing, Oklahoma to Nederland, Texas. This portion of the pipeline was accomplished January 22, 2014.
The completion of Phase III means we’re ready to move oil from Hardisty in Canada to Nederland Texas.
What is left to construct is the 1,179 mile long 36-inch-diameter pipeline which begins in Hardisty, Alberta province Canada and travels by way of Saskatchewan province in Canada to Morgan, Montana, and south via South Dakota to Steele City, Nebraska. The benefits of this pipeline are outlined in a booklet published by TransCanada/Keystone XL.
On February three, 2012 Denial of the Presidential Permit was revealed in the Federal Register.
The denial of the Presidential Permit had little to do with the actual permit. After receiving 1.9 million public feedback, and holding nine public comment sessions within the six states concerned, the State Division decided further information would be required on alternative routes avoiding the Sand Hill Region of Nebraska.
The request for an alternate route grew to become a political football when Congress turned concerned and inserted a clause into the Momentary Payroll Tax Minimize Continuation Act H.R. 3765, P.L. 112-78, December 23, 2011 regarding Keystone XL. Since it was physically impossible to obtain an alternate route from TransCanada, go through all obligatory approval channels and prepare a final EIS inside 60 days, Congress supplied no different choice to the Administration however to deny the unique XL utility.
When and if, the XL portion is complete and operational we are going to actually have a amount of two pipelines starting in Hardisty, Alberta province Canada touring south through the United States to Texas.
On Might 4, 2012 TransCanada, Keystone Pipeline LP submitted their revised route Presidential Permit Software and exhibits for consideration of Keystone XL.
On January 31, 2013 the Division of State issued their Final SEIS Supplemental Environmental Influence Statement.
Discover was revealed within the Federal Register, 5 days later, on February 5, 2014 providing members of the general public and different interested events the choice to remark “on any factor they deem related to the nationwide interest dedication that shall be made for the Presidential Permit application”.
The 30-day public remark period will close on March 7, 2014. There are two methods, and only two methods, to comment on the proposed pipeline. Chances are you’ll submit feedback on-line to rules.gov or you could mail feedback directly to:
U.S. Department of State
Bureau of Vitality Assets, Room 4843
Attn: Keystone XL Public Comments
2201 C Road, NW
Washington, DC 20520
Please observe that any feedback made should not personal and might be made obtainable to the public.
A report jointly issued by the Natural Resources Protection Council, National Wildlife Federation, Pipeline Safety Belief and the Sierra Membership outlining the security risks concerned in transporting this explicit sort of oil is out there on the NRDC web site.
It wasn’t that long ago the United States suffered the worst oil spill in the historical past of this country when the explosion occurred on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in April of 2010. Along with the injured there were a total of eleven deaths within the explosion and it is estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil were launched into the Gulf of Mexico.
Some folks could question why it is taking so lengthy to approve Keystone XL, but my question is why are we even considering approving a second pipeline? What is going to it do for us as a rustic? One of the selling factors of Keystone has been the very fact that it’s going to reduce our dependence on overseas oil from Mexico and Venezuela.
Section I of this operation has already been operational for nearly four years, has it decreased our need for international oil? Section II of the operation has been in operation for over three years, has it decreased our want for international oil?
Has it produced the tens of hundreds of jobs that had been claimed? Has it improved our economic system to the extent claimed?