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 Orrin Judd at January 31, 2014 6:07 PM