Several environmental groups have expanded their lawsuit against the Keystone XL Pipeline. They are challenging claims that spills from the pipeline are unlikely and therefore “not likely to adversely affect” whooping cranes and other endangered species. This includes  Montana habitats  crossed by the pipeline. Senior Attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity, Amy Atwood, says these findings are directly contradicted by the state department’s final environmental impact statement for the pipeline. (my interview with Atwood is attached below)

Atwood, says  another consideration to remember is Transcanada’s existing Keystone I  tar sands pipeline has  leaked 14 times since it went into operation in June 2010.