02 Mar '13, 12am

State Department Again Sees No Environmental Barriers to Keystone Pipeline: NYT

State Department Again Sees No Environmental Barriers to Keystone Pipeline: NYT

The cover of the latest State Department assessment of environmental impacts of the Keystone XL pipeline project. The State Department’s revised supplemental environmental impact statement on the proposed 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline is out, and offers very little that Secretary of State John Kerry or President Obama might use as a reason to reject the plan. You can best gauge the reaction of various factions on Twitter using the #noKXL and #keystoneXL tags. The voluminous report includes this blunt conclusion on the inconsequential nature of the pipeline if one’s interest is in reducing extraction and use of oil from the Alberta deposits, or anywhere else for that matter: Based on information and analysis about the North American crude transport infrastructure (particularly the proven ability of rail to transport substantial quantities of crude oil profitably under cur...

Full article: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/01/state-depart...

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