David Miller, Deputy Communications Director, November 16, 2017
This statement can be attributed in full, or in part, to Melanie Houston, Director of Climate Programs at the Ohio Environmental Council:
“Today’s Keystone XL leak demonstrates a disregard for our nation’s public lands and natural resources. When an oil pipeline spills, the land can be permanently scarred, resulting in damage to ecosystems, wildlife, and the health of the land.
“From the multitude of spills we’ve seen in Ohio along the construction of the Rover Pipeline, to the 210,000 gallon spill today in South Dakota due to a mishap with the Keystone XL pipeline, we should be sure safeguards are in place to ensure that all Ohioans, and Americans, have clean air, land, and water.”