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At TransCanada, environmental responsibility is more than just talk. We translate our words into actions by applying an environmental focus to the complete lifecycle of our projects, from the initial concept to design and construction. TransCanada conducts its business activities in compliance with all applicable environmental legislation and regulations to protect the environment. An important first step in a pipeline projects is to develop an understanding of the existing environmental conditions along the route so that we can anticipate and limit environmental impacts to the greatest extent practical.
TransCanada is committed to minimizing its environmental impact along the proposed route. Recognizing the importance of native prairie as well as soil and top soil conservation, the project team will execute established techniques designed for the highest quality reclamation process.
With over 60 years of experience building and operating pipelines, TransCanada has successfully reclaimed thousands of acres of native rangeland on pipeline rights-of-way throughout North America. In all cases, great care and planning will be taken to minimize and avoid impacts to the environment, including rare or endangered species, habitat, significant water crossings, and historical and paleontological resources. These efforts resulted in successful pipeline reclamation projects in the arid native prairie regions of southern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan, including areas such as the Great Sand Hills of Saskatchewan. Recognizing that the native rangelands within the Sandhills region of southern South Dakota and central Nebraska pose unique challenges, although we are experienced at native rangeland reclamation TransCanada engaged in discussions with several regional experts on Sandhills ecology and restoration at universities and government agencies, including experts at the University of Nebraska, the University of South Dakota, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and state road departments.
Pipelines are safe and environmentally favorable way. The chance of a significant spill is remote, yet TransCanada is ready to respond to limit impacts. Keystone XL Pipeline incorporates proven design features and construction methods, as well as a state-of-the-art integrity management program. The approach helps ensure Keystone XL Pipeline operates safely in environmentally sensitive areas such as the Ogallala Aquifer.
TransCanada would be responsible for clean-up. Remediation would be required to meet state and federal standards and would ensure the protection of human health and the environment. In the highly unlikely event that groundwater wells were adversely impacted, TransCanada would be responsible for providing an alternative water supply.
At TransCanada, environmental responsibility is more than just talk.