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Carol Hsin

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Cycling Along the Keystone Pipeline: Brampton, N.D.

(2) Comments | Posted August 23, 2012 | 12:50 PM

The largest Keystone pipeline spill -- about 400 barrels -- came from the Ludden pump station in Brampton, N.D., a remote rural town of about 60 people.

Spills are one of the biggest concerns over the proposed extension, Keystone XL -- with the Ludden spill heightening fears that...

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Cycling Along the Keystone Pipeline: South Dakota

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2012 | 5:42 PM

I planned on speed cycling through South Dakota to get to the over 400 barrel pump station spill in North Dakota, but an elderly couple in a red car stopped, lowered their window and asked me where I was cycling from and to.

I was in Clark, South Dakota, when...

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Cycling Along the Keystone Pipeline: Hartington, Neb.

(3) Comments | Posted July 30, 2012 | 10:37 AM

Loops of pipes enclosed behind a wired fence featuring "TransCanada" labels form the Keystone pipeline pump station in Hartington, Neb.

The fourth of the 14 Keystone pump stations leaks happened here on Aug. 19, 2010. Hartington became a stop on my cycling journey because opponents...

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Cycling Along the Keystone Pipeline: Roxana, IL

(2) Comments | Posted June 26, 2012 | 3:03 PM

Towers of industry from an oil refinery peek above small houses and trees, forming the background of two small villages in southern Illinois.

Just 20 miles northeast of St. Louis, MO, the Wood River refinery became the sixth largest in the United States after it completed an expansion in 2011....

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Cycling Along the Keystone Pipeline: Patoka, IL

(4) Comments | Posted June 5, 2012 | 9:43 AM

Rows of large white cylinders in wire fences plastered with no-trespassing signs and the names of oil companies signaled that I had reached the end terminal of the Keystone pipeline.

Since the end of May, I've been cycling along the Keystone pipeline, interviewing locals, experts and workers in key...

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