1. The oil sands deposit is massive — and so is the pipeline
The Keystone XL will tap into the second biggest petroleum reserves on Earth. If approved, it will run from Hardisty, Alberta, to Port Arthur, Texas. The $7 billion, 830,000-barrel a day project would go from Canada, through the Great Plains, crossing six states and ending in Texas. At left, an open pit mine in Fort McMurray, Alberta.
Michael S. Williamson
The Washington Post