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July 19: Keystone 1 Pipeline Community Meeting

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Sections of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline in Texas that were dug up and replaced due to faulty welds. Similar issues have been found on the company’s Keystone I pipeline. (Photo: Public Citizen)

In lieu of TransCanada’s upcoming “maintenance” on its Keystone I pipeline, Bold Nebraska will hold informational meetings in the counties along the route.

  • WHAT: Keystone 1 Pipeline Community Meeting—Stanton
  • WHEN: Tuesday, July 19, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • WHERE: Red Road Herbs Center — 57190 835 Rd, Stanton, Nebraska 68779
  • DETAILS: Tea & Treats will be served, with an optional herb walk following the meeting. Click here to share the event on Facebook.

Keystone 1 has only been in operation since 2010, and TransCanada announced in May that they plan to dig up and replace sections of its pipeline found to not meet federal strength standards so the company can begin pumping oil at higher pressure.

TransCanada is planning “maintenance” in Cedar, Platte, Stanton, and Colfax counties, replacing sections of the pipe ranging from nine to forty feet long.

We are pleased to also announce that Angela Pickett, CATS Manager, Central Region for the U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), will be present at the meeting to help answer questions, along with Crystal Rhodes with the Nebraska Public Service Commission.

(We have also extended an invitation for a representative from the NDEQ to attend as well.)

Come to the meeting to learn more about how you can be involved in holding TransCanada accountable during their “maintenance.”

We will have soil and water test kits available for citizens who would like to do independent soil and water testing when TransCanada is on your land digging up the pipeline for “routine maintenance.”

Please email me if you would like to participate in soil and water testing: amy@boldnebraska.org.

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