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View Diary: Revised Keystone XL still crosses vital Ogallala Aquifer, Republicans pressuring Obama to give OK (56 comments)

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    Thanks for the explanation! With that many pipeline spills (83) in just a 2 year period, it seems that the concern is justified for what a spill would mean for the Sandhills.

    What Woldt and Gates are concerned about in the Reuters article is that the Sandhills are different from the other areas and that the Bemidji study has different "geography" (I think the article probably meant geology). What I took away was the sandy soils in the Sandhills may mean the spill spreads laterally and so such a hypothesis should be tested before a pipeline is built.

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