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Keystone Would Save 6 Lives a Year

The fight against building Keystone XL is getting personal: Advocates are now pointing to the proposed pipeline's potential to save lives. Instead of transporting crude from Canada's tar sands by rail, the State Department report concluded Keystone XL would be better for the environment and safer, too—as oil-laden freight trains could result in six additional deaths a year. Last summer alone, 47 people were killed by a runaway oil train in Lac Megantic, Quebec.