January 31, 2014

OUR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT:

Report May Ease Way to Approval of Keystone Pipeline (CORAL DAVENPORT, JAN. 31, 2014, NY Times)

The State Department released a report on Friday that could pave the way toward President Obama's approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

The long-awaited environmental impact statement on the project concludes that approval or denial of the pipeline, which would carry 830,000 barrels of oil a day from Alberta to the Gulf Coast, is unlikely to prompt oil companies to change the rate of their extraction of carbon-heavy tar sands oil, a State Department official said. Either way, the tar sands oil, which produces significantly more planet-warming carbon pollution than standard methods of drilling, is coming out of the ground, the report says.

...pace, not policy.
Posted by at January 31, 2014 6:07 PM
  
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