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    Keystone Pipeline - Pros and Cons

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    Can you please provide me with some background and research information on the Keystone Pipeline and the Ogallala Aquifer. Please provide pros and cons too.

    If you can also provide me with the names of five or six experts that I can use to analyze the environmental issues associated with the project.

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    An aquifer is a geologic unit that is comprised of fine particles that can hold large quantities of water. The Ogallala aquifer underlies 174,000 square miles in parts of eight States (CO, KS, NE, NM, OK, SD, TX and WY) (see http://pubs.usgs.gov/ha/ha730/ch_c/C-text5.html). The High Plains, which would normally be dry, barren landscape, has become some of the most productive farmland in the world because of irrigation water from the Ogallala. Approximately 20 percent of the irrigated land in the United States is in the High Plains and water is pumped from the ...

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    This solution provides a background on the Keystone Pipeline and how it relates to the protection of the Ogallala Aquifer.