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When author Ken Ilgunas got down to stroll the 1,700-mile proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline and speak to the folks he met there, he anticipated difficult debates about local weather change, power safety and nationwide sovereignty. In researching his new e book, “Trespassing Throughout America: One Man’s Epic, By no means-Executed-Earlier than (and Form of Unlawful) Hike Throughout the Heartland,” he anticipated to expertise the knowledge of the folks and decipher the pipe’s symbolic which means. He anticipated enlightenment.

As an alternative, he discovered a rustic we want have been only a caricature: an America that doesn’t truly worth debate, or enlightenment, or knowledge in any respect. …

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Ilgunas is a really fascinating and considerate author.

He’s personally in opposition to the pipeline.

I listened to an interview on the Backpacker Radio podcast.

The Keystone Pipeline System is an oil pipeline system in Canada and america, commissioned in 2010 and now owned solely by TransCanada Company. It runs from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin in Alberta to refineries in Illinois and Texas, and in addition to grease tank farms and an oil pipeline distribution middle in Cushing, Oklahoma. … 


… The proposed Keystone XL (typically abbreviated KXL, with XL standing for “export restricted” Pipeline (Part IV) would join the Part I-pipeline terminals in Hardisty, Alberta, and Steele Metropolis, Nebraska by a shorter route and a larger-diameter pipe. …

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