>> This is a 210,000-gallon oil spill looks like from up above. New drone footage shows oil-smeared fields in Amherst, South Dakota, after the Keystone Pipeline leaked 5,000 barrels of oil since Thursday, forcing operator TransCanada to shut down part of the system.>> We have deployed numerous amounts of equipment here to this site, vacuum trucks, trucks to clean that spill and to begin that restoration and that reclamation.
>> Authorities say the leak which came from an underground pipeline has since been contained. It was detected just days before neighboring Nebraska was set to decide on a long delayed plan to approve a controversial sister pipeline, the Keystone XL. Those oppose to the new extension say this latest leak highlights the environmental risk and points to TransCanada's spotty track record with two other major leaks reported in 2011 and 2016.
US President Donald Trump has made Keystone XL a crucial part of his energy policy.>> We'll see if we can get that pipeline built.>> He approved the federal permit for TransCanada in March reversing former President Barack Obama's decision to reject the line on environmental grounds. The White House argues that the pipeline, which would carry 830,000 barrels of oil from Canada to the US would lower fuel prices and bring back jobs.