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Lt. Governor not worried about pipeline safety

Date: April 2, 2013
By: Ellie Coatar
State Capitol Bureau

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The Lieutenant Governor says he is not worried about building new pipelines in Missouri despite this weekend's oil leak in Arkansas.
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Wrap: Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder renewed his support for a new Keystone pipeline as Arkansas residents grapple with an oil leak in their backyards.

Kinder says that building the pipeline will create jobs, and it can be done in a safe and environmentally friendly way. He says the incident in Arkansas is a rarity. 

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Description: "We're always disappointed when there is an accident of that nature, but we have millions of miles of pipeline criss-crossing this country. So we had one accident in Arkansas that can be cleared up."

Pro-environmentalists say that Kinder's lack of concern over the Arkansas leak is irresponsible.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ellie Coatar.

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A pro-environmental group says Lieutenant Governor Kinder's support of a new pipeline in Missouri is irresponsible considering this weekend's oil leak in Arkansas.
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Wrap: The director of the Missouri Chapter of the Sierra Club says Lieutenant Governor Kinder's support of a new Keystone pipeline in Missouri lacks concern for serious safety risks.

John Hickey says corrosive tar sands create disastrous environmental problems, like those that occurred over the weekend in Arkansas.

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Description: "We had a major tar sands oil spill in Arkansas, and so for a Missouri politician to put out an appeal for the support of Keystone without mentioning the disaster in Arkansas is highly irresponsible."

Kinder says the new pipeline will create jobs and can be built in a safe and environmentally friendly way.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ellie Coatar.


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