- Building the Keystone XL pipeline would lead to more man-made light and noise in sparsely populated areas, which may harm natural resources, wildlife and visitors to national parks, the U.S. Interior Department says in a review sent to the State Department.
- TransCanada (TRP), the project’s builder, isn’t adequately dealing with risks to "cultural soundscapes" and "high quality night skies," according to the review, and should employ measures such as shielded, full-cutoff lighting, timers and motion sensitive switches and use “the minimum amount of illumination” for tasks along the pipeline.
Interior Department: Building Keystone pipeline could damage U.S. parks
Aug 16 2013, 16:53 ET