The Keystone XL Pipeline has been branded the Black Snake, because of the sludgy, toxic, and corrosive bituminous contents it will carry if it is completed.
The tar sands to be transported in the pipe can be hazardous to human, animal, and plant health and the environment overall.
However, a 2014 federal report stated that the proposed Keystone XL northern leg from Montana through Nebraska would not harm the environment – but it is highly corrosive. The federal stance reminds me of the Sugar Council stance through the 1980s that sugar is not harmful.
Find out how many illnesses tar sands can cause: