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Press Photo by Dustin Monke Thousands of pipe for the Keystone XL sit in a railyard on Aug. 1 outside the ghost town of Gascoyne, just west of Scranton.

No Keystone XL means more oil by rail, report says


Without the Keystone XL Pipeline, as many as 14 additional trains carrying crude oil could come through North Dakota and Minnesota every day, according to a report released Friday on the pipeline.

The U.S. State Department issued its final Environmental Impact Statement on the Keystone XL, which would connect oil sands production in Alberta to refineries on the Gulf Coast.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.