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The Keystone Pipeline Spilled Oil in North Dakota

The Keystone Pipeline moves almost 23 million gallons a day.

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Last week, the Keystone Pipeline spilled about 380,000 gallons of oil over a wetland area in Edinburg, North Dakota. The Keystone Pipeline is a long system of pipes that runs through Canada and the U.S.A. to transport oil. It is owned by the company TC Energy. The spill was a bit less that the size of a football field.

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum says that no drinking water has been affected by the spill and that he has told the oil company to check its pipes for safety. He also said the company that runs the pipeline has promised to clean up the spill as quickly as it can. Roads around the area were blocked to traffic as clean-up efforts started.

The Keystone Pipeline runs from Canada to the Midwestern U.S. and has been transporting crude oil from Canadian provinces Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Every day, nearly 23 million gallons travel from Canada to America.

“The safety of the public and environment are our top priorities,” TC Energy said. The company added that is is also chgecking air quality, wildlife, and water in the area. So far, there are no reports of injuries to animals.

Sarah Cowgill

National Columnist at and Sarah has been a writer in the political and corporate worlds for over 25 years. As a sought-after speech writer, her clients included CEOs, U.S. Senators, Congressmen, Governors, and even a Vice President. She’s worked as Contributing Editor at Scottsdale Life, a news reporter for the Journal and Courier, and guest opinion political writer for numerous publications nationwide. A born storyteller, Sarah has published a full-length book and is currently finishing a quirky, sarcastic, second novel.

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