We already know that bitumen is the most toxic, least efficient, most expensive and dirtiest form of energy. We know the earth is blown up to extract it.

We know that getting this poisonous goop from Canada to Texas requires a huge pipe that is heated and pressurized and certain to leak at some points in time.

The Keystone XL’s real-time detection system wouldn’t show spills of less than 700,000 gallons per day, and there could be as much as 1.7 million gallons in leaks per day without triggering the detection system, according to the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

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