Argument: Pipeline Oil spills are not so bad
- Debate: Keystone XL US-Canada oil pipeline - con argument.
- In the USA and Canada pipeline companies are responsible for all oil cleanups costs. For instance Enbridge spent $585 Million on the Talmadge Creek oil spill clean up efforts.
- Oil spills are rare, because pipelines are regularly inspected. Codes control their construction, and operating characteristics such as pressure and flow rate.