On December 19th, host Terri Wilke talks with her guests about the Keystone Pipeline spill that occurred on December 8, 2022 in Washington County, Kansas. You will learn the most recent press release from EPA Region 7 Public Information Officer, Kellen Ashford.
Then, stay tuned to hear more about the Keystone Oil pipeline spill. Listeners are probably aware that the Washington County, Kansas spill was the largest Keystone Oil pipeline spill anywhere in the United States to this date. We at EcoRadio KC believe it was only a matter of time before the largest spill occurred and that more spills are likely. Some might be larger and closer to areas in which people live. This is because the Keystone Pipeline transports tar sands, an abrasive, caustic oil sludge from Alberta Canada where it is mined to refineries in the southern United States.
Although the expansion of the Keystone project is abandoned, the Keystone Pipeline system continues to operate over 1300 miles of pipeline in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois.
Zack Pistora, Legislative Director and State Lobbyist, Kansas Chapter of Sierra Club and Terri will discuss when Keystone was built, where it operates now and how it carries the tar sands.
We at EcoRadio KC are glad to encourage awareness and protection of our world. Our goal is to assure our listeners are aware of how we can create a sustainable present for a sustainable future!
This will be a great radio hour!
We hope you can tune in!
George Carlin said “we (meaning people in general) are arrogant to think we (usually meaning they) are a threat to the planet. This planet put up with dinosaurs for 165 million years then waited another 65 million before putting up with people. Do any of you think people, humans, can last 165 million years?”