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Environmentalist Walks Route of Keystone XL Pipeline

(York News-Times)

It's been a long walk, but well worth it, says Ken Ilgunas.

"I've been able to see the actual land that the Keystone XL pipeline will go through if constructed. I’ve been able to talk with the landowners themselves. I've been able to get a sense of the different opinions out there about this project. I'm only half-way there ... and I've already seen, and heard, so much.”

It was a cold morning as Ilgunas stood on the side of Road G in York County.

He'd hit the 800-mile-plus mark, with just as much to go, as he is walking the entire route of the proposed pipeline – from Canada to Texas.

Ilgunas, a writer and self-proclaimed environmentalist, started his pilgrimage in Denver. He hitchhiked across the Canadian border, flew over the Tar Sands of Alberta and began walking in Hardisty.

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