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More than 70 people gathered Saturday morning at the Hoosier Prairie State Nature Preserve in Schererville to walk the path of the Enbridge underground tar sands oil pipeline to protest its location and potential dangers.
Still, proponents say that shipping oil by pipeline is cheaper and safer than shipping it by rail, which is the other option for getting tar sands oil down to refineries in the States.
Oil from tar sands like those in Canada have long faced criticism because of their high carbon intensity compared with more conventional oil sources.
Line 3, a pipeline in Minnesota built by the oil company Enbridge, has been in the ground for nearly 60 years — but now Enbridge wants to build a replacement to carry tar sands oil from Canada.
The supersize pipeline, stretching along a 715-mile route from Alberta to the Pacific Ocean, will pump 890,000 barrels of oil to the coast each day—more than doubling the current carbon emissions from tar sands.
For instance, leading engineering companies are involved in designing and building pipelines to bring more tar sands oil from Canada to the U.S., in spite of the negative social and ecological impacts.
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