23 Jul '11, 12am

State Department rushes toward judgment on Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline

Contact: Kelly Trout, 202-222-0722, [email protected] Nick Berning, 202-222-0748, [email protected] The State Department announced today that it will not take additional time to consider the risks of the Keystone XL tar sands oil project, and instead will release a final Environmental Impact Statement by mid-August. Damon Moglen, climate and energy director at Friends of the Earth, responded with the following statement: ‚ÄúThis is a foolhardy rush to judgment. The State Department cannot possibly address the many glaring gaps in its environmental analysis in the next few weeks, let alone consider lessons from the worrying string of recent pipeline spills. Moreover, a University of Nebraska professor recently found that TransCanada is giving U.S. regulators a wildly optimistic picture of spills the Keystone XL pipeline is likely to cause. Will the State Department simply ignore ...

Full article: http://www.foe.org/state-department-rushes-toward-judgmen...

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