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For Immediate Release

Patrick Davis,

Statement on TransCanada Oil Spill on Keystone Pipeline


TransCanada today announced that an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil leaked from the Keystone pipeline near northeastern South Dakota.

Ben Schreiber, Senior Political Strategist at Friends of the Earth, issued the following statement in response to today's spill:

With their horrible safety record, today's spill is just the latest tragedy caused by the irresponsible oil company TransCanada. We cannot let the world's fossil fuel empires continue to drive government policy toward climate catastrophe. The only safe solution for oil and fossil fuels is to keep them in the ground.

Friends of the Earth fights for a more healthy and just world. Together we speak truth to power and expose those who endanger the health of people and the planet for corporate profit. We organize to build long-term political power and campaign to change the rules of our economic and political systems that create injustice and destroy nature.

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