The Ben Franklin or "Balance Sheet" Decision tool. Reasons for Keystone Pipeline Oil will NOT go to China Oil transported under ground in one mile of pipeline 300 barrels 16,000 largest spill over 2 acres The Alyeska 700,000 barrels per day pipeline's largest oil spill involving the main pipeline took place on February 15, 1978, when an unknown individual blew a 1-inch (2.54-centimeter) hole in it at Steele Creek, just east of Fairbanks. Approximately 16,000 barrels (2,500 m3) of oil leaked out of the hole before the pipeline was shut down. After more than 21 hours, it was restarted. Reasons against. Oil will go to China Shipped by tanker over ocean one million barrels A DAY. 1 million barrels in tanker 1989 Exxon Valdez - 260,000 barrels covered 11,000 miles, Billions of dollars clean up with lasting damage to species. Summary.. Oil will NOT be used against the USA competitively. Oil WILL not be transported over the oceans Largest recorded spill 250,000 barrels on 1,000 miles of coastline. Seems to be a NO brainer! Please anti-logic people explain where 1) The above FACTS are wrong 2) Why then if the FACTS are NOT wrong --Why are you opposed?