Keystone Pipeline should not be built according to Bectel Inspector

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    A former inspector on the original Keystone pipeline is sounding the alarm over TransCanada’s plans for the Keystone XL.

    Mike Klink, a former Bechtel employee who surveyed the first Keystone pipeline, says he raised numerous concerns during construction that went ignored.

    The first Keystone carries tar sands oil from Alberta to refineries in the Midwest, while the XL would extend that route to the Gulf Coast. Writing in Nebraska’s Lincoln Journal Star, Klink describes a number of safety and design flaws, including cheap foreign steel, weak foundations and rigged safety tests.

    He concludes: "I am coming forward because my kids encouraged me to tell the truth about what was done and covered up... I am not telling you we shouldn’t build pipelines. We just should not build this one."

    Klink says Bechtel fired him for voicing his complaints.
     
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    Here's your link, braintrust:

    Ex-Inspector Urges Cancellation of Keystone XL Pipeline
     
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    First impression of this Klink guy is that he reminds me of that meter reader Kronk in the Casey Anthony case lol
     
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    1... no link
    2...posted entire article (based on link provided by Crackerjack)
    3... HE USED to be an inspector for them, he is not one now, so your title is misleading, at a minimum.

    FAIL.
     
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    Some employees who are fired come back and shoot people. This one just came back to make sure the 22,000 people who would have a job if this shovel-ready project goes through don't have Christmas dinner next year.

    Why is it his dissenting opinion is not included in two major studies in the industry that say this is a viable, a good, and an environmentally safe project?

    Disgruntled employees don't tell you everything they know. They tell you everything that will cause you to hate the employer before you know all of the facts.

    This project needs to be weighed in a reasonable light. The vast majority of other qualified reviewers found this to be a good project.
     
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    Democracy Now! | Headlines for January 06, 2012
     
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    Qualified reviewers? How would we know?

    How about liars for hire? Conflicts of interest?
     
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    If there's one thing the rw's hate, its people of conscience who tell the truth. IOW, whistleblowers.

    This bunch will make excuses until they're too weak to belly up to their computers. If you're rw, anything is better than facing FACTS.
     
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    What in the hell are you even talking about??
     

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