Pipes Worth $200 Million Sit as Washington Fights Over Keystone XL

Aug. 14, 2013, 10:50 a.m.

GASCOYNE, N.D.—Miles from any­where, North Dakota, 218 miles of pipe lies dormant in a field, wait­ing for a res­ol­u­tion in the fight over the most fam­ous pipeline in the world, the Key­stone XL. This tiny town has just 16 people, ac­cord­ing to 2010 Census num­bers, the most re­cent avail­able. A Na­tion­al Journ­al Daily re­port­er vis­ited the pipe yard last week with Sen. John Ho­even, R-N.D., two of his staff, three rep­res­ent­at­ives from Tran­sCanada and a loc­al re­port­er. Click here for a photo gal­lery of the vis­it, and click here for a graph­ic on the pipeline and this an­onym­ous field it’s call­ing home for now.