Public Citizen Report: TransCanada’s Keystone XL Southern Segment
This report encapsulates the accounts of landowners and citizens along the Texas por-tion of the southern segment of the Keystone XL pipeline route. The information was compiled by Public Citizen, in cooperation with landowners and observers, who trav-
eled the area from May through late June. Observers lew over the pipeline and exam
-ined hundreds of photos and video of damaged pipe and work sites for the preparation of this document.Landowners were interviewed and visited by Public Citizen and Evan Vokes for this report.
The anomalies described in the report were identiied in context of the code and indus
-try practices by Evan Vokes, a former TransCanada engineer who did so as an unpaid volunteer. Vokes worked for TransCanada from 2007-2012 in the engineering depart-ment that was responsible for construction standards.
He came to Texas to talk with landowners, verify landowners’ concerns and review provided documents.
*It should be noted that this report is based on observations or evidence provided by landowners, reviewers and other observers. At no time in the compilation of this report was access given to TransCanada or PHMSA records,
documentation or speciication data.
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