Keystone XL Southern Leg Nears Activation

Time is quickly running out for Texans fighting the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline.

As its operator prepares to start pumping crude oil underground from Cushing, Okla., to refineries on Texas’ Gulf Coast, citizen activists are calling for more testing of the line, saying that months-old warning letters sent by federal regulators to the pipeline's operator provide reason for concern about the line’s integrity.

But the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), which regulates interstate pipelines, says it has properly vetted the project and sees no reason to delay the segment, which has been ...

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