26 Aug '11, 8pm

State Department “Final” Environmental Review of Proposed Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline is Still Incomplete

WASHINGTON (August 26, 2011) -- The State Department released its final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline today. NRDC policy experts note that the final statement still lacks a number of in-depth safety and pollution studies, despite a claim from the Obama administration that the pipeline would have “no significant impacts.” The issues at the heart of the public outcry over Keystone XL are also among the critical elements missing in-depth review, including: studies of pipeline safety issues added pollution in refinery communities alternate routes for the pipeline to spare the Nebraska Sandhills and the Ogallala Aquifer special assessment of wildlife impacts from the Fish and Wildlife Service. While the FEIS is a significant milestone, it is one of many components in the permitting process, which still requires a national ...

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/media/2011/110826.asp

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