‘Construction Issues’ Responsible for Keystone Pipeline Spills, Government Watchdog Says

Construction issues, manufacturing problems and design flaws all contributed to the Keystone pipeline’s leaking of more than 11,000 barrels of oil over less than two years, a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found.

Following two major spills over the two years, lawmakers called on the GAO to initiate an investigation into the pipeline in November 2019. Prior to the pipeline’s construction, its operator TC Energy requested and obtained permits from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to … Read more

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