A Giant Pipeline Carrying Dirty Oil From Canada To Texas -- What Could Go Wrong?

02/02/2011 02:55 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Last year was quite a year for oil and gas disasters. In addition to the BP blowout, there was a leak on BP's TransAlaska pipeline, a million-gallon oil spill in Michigan, and a gas explosion that destroyed 37 homes and killed eight people in California. So it would seem like a lousy time for a Canadian company to propose building a pipeline, the Keystone XL, right through the middle of the continent--especially one that may be unnecessary and that even some oil companies think is overpriced.

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