"Green Groups Sue U.S. Over Keystone Pipeline Project"

"Three environmental groups sued the U.S. government on Tuesday, challenging claims in a State Department report that said a proposed Canada-to-Texas oil sands pipeline poses little risk to endangered species because spills on the line were unlikely."

"The Center for Biological Diversity, the Western Nebraska Resources Council and Friends of the Earth filed a suit in federal court in Nebraska, challenging an appendix in the State Department's final environmental impact statement that said spills are unlikely to occur.

The groups said that statement was contradicted in the State Department's environmental assessment, which said TransCanada Corp's proposed Keystone XL pipeline will cause one or two small spills a year during its 50-year life."

Timothy Gardner reports for Reuters October 25, 2011.

SEE ALSO:

"Progressives Launch Anti-Keystone XL Pipeline Ad Campaign" (Huffington Post)

"On Keystone XL Pipeline, Democrats Slow To Probe" (Politico)

Source: Reuters, 10/26/2011