Simpson College Keystone Pipeline

2015-02-06_12-44-06INDIANOLA: The U.S. Senate approved the highly controversial Keystone Pipeline Bill last week. Before its final approval, a few amendments were added including one by U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) that changes the route of the Keystone Pipeline which will now run along a new line through the heart of Iowa.

“This amendment will bring good, Iowa valued jobs to our great state” said Ernst. “If the bill passes the U.S. House, I’ll deliver it myself to President Obama’s desk for approval.”

The Acorn has obtained a map of the new route and to the surprise of many, the proposed route of the pipeline will run through the heart of Simpson’s campus. The new Pedestrian Plaza will need to be ripped up in order to place the pipeline beneath it.

To build the pipeline and keep the prices low, Simpson has received a federal grant to offer work-study positions for students to aid in the pipeline’s construction. Responsibilities of these positions will include breaking up the concrete, digging the trench, laying the pipe, installing the sensors, and more. Eventually, Simpson will need students to hang out in the plaza to hand-pump the oil.

Applications are currently being accepted for the Keystone Pipeline work-study positions which will pay the standard $7.25 an hour.

When told about the Keystone Pipeline and the new work-study positions, Nate Wanken, a junior here at Simpson, had this to slur, “I mean, whatever can help keep beer prices low for us college kids. Go Keystone! Bring dat’ pipeline!”

Students wanting to apply for these new work-study positions are to inquire in the business office as soon as possible. If other students are as confused as Nate Wanken, these positions aren’t going to last long.

By: Austin Jacobs

Tags: , , , , , ,

Categories: News


Subscribe to our RSS feed and social profiles to receive updates.

2 Comments on “Simpson College Keystone Pipeline”

  1. February 6, 2015 at 1:22 pm #

    Brilliant! Too true. And we just built it. It’s beautiful and Joni wants to help her buddies.



  1. Top Moments of 2015 at Simpson College | The Simpson Acorn - January 2, 2016

    […] is beta testing “Snap-Yak“, Yoda visited campus, The library now has a life guard, The Keystone Pipeline runs through the middle of campus, Holy Grounds coffee turned into bar, Mrs. Lukefire cleaned up […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: