York, Neb. In a small room in York, Neb. around 30 people packed in to listen to oil pipeline experts talk about how safe they say the Keystone XL pipeline should be.
"When you compare the overall safety record compared to any other mode of transportation pipelines are by far the safest," said Brigham McCown, former Administrator, U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
They even admit, the pipeline wouldn't be completely leak-free.
"Incidents are rare the industry works hard to stop them, there will be extra conditions place on the Keystone XL pipeline," said Andrew Black, president and CEO of the Association of Oil Pipelines.
Donna Roller was outside the meeting and is against the pipeline being built at all.
"They can come in here and dig up our privately held land... And so these people can have a job off our backs," Roller said.
Roller is worried about a potential spill.
"The toxic plume will be 27-mile radius," said Roller.
However these oil exports say if there was any leak it would be very small.
"If you stop the pipeline and turn off the electric pumps, and move oil through, you'll really have a small release," said Black.
Susan Dunavan says the pipeline will cross into her backyard and is worried about what damage could be done.
"We have native pasture and do not our native pasture, that we spent our 30-some years trying to put back into better shape than it was, to have a company come through and tear it up," said Dunavan.
The pipeline is still up in the air, and awaiting a decision from Washington.