Forget Keystone; Here are 3 New Oil Pipelines to Worry About

The Keystone XL pipeline is probably the most famous pipeline project in the world, or at least the U.S., yet Clean Technica claims that there are at least three North American other pipeline projects that are at least as dangerous to the environment, and they have managed to avoid media attention.

The Bluegrass pipeline will transport natural gas liquids through 500 miles of pipe, across Kentucky and to an existing line that heads onto the Gulf of Mexico. Environmentalists fear that any leaks could contaminate water supplies along the route, and that the leaking NGL could cause huge fires.

Residents along the pipelines route were not actually advised of the plans, and only discovered the truth when they asked authorities about the survey markers that had begun to appear on their land.

Bluegrass Pipeline. (Biz Journals)

Locals have put up a fierce resistance to the proposed project, and managed to form a petition containing over 5200 signatures, however the governor of Kentucky appears to still be favoring the oil companies plan.