Keystone XL pipeline is a lose-lose prospect

Oklahoman Published: April 30, 2014

In response to Jim Nieman (Your Views, April 23): The Keystone XL pipeline is not a win-win. Canada’s tar sands represent a filthy, nasty sludge. Should there ever be an accident, it would be a nightmare to deal with. Employment of individuals would be minuscule once the pipeline is completed. It wouldn’t benefit the United States as far as oil prices or oil availability. This pipeline is a lose-lose prospect.

Cheryl Hacker, Edmond

The Obama administration has yet to approve the pipeline project. The State Department has said the tar sands will likely be shipped by rail if the pipeline is nixed.