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State Department Keystone XL pipeline impacts analysis slammed as inadequate

For Immediate Release August 26, 2011 Contact: Kelly Trout, [email protected] , 202-222-0722 Nick Berning, [email protected] , 202-222-0748 State Department’s Keystone XL pipeline impacts analysis slammed as inadequate Proposed tar sands oil pipeline’s impacts minimized by administration even as hundreds stage White House sit-in urging President Obama to say ‘no’ WASHINGTON, D.C. — An Environmental Impact Statement for the controversial Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline was slammed by experts today shortly after its release by the U.S. State Department. “Whether to approve this pipeline is the most important environmental decision President Obama will make before the election,” said Erich Pica, president of Friends of the Earth. “If he sides with greedy oil companies instead of people and the climate, he will essentially be urging a huge part of his base to sit out the electi...

Full article: http://www.foe.org/state-department-keystone-xl-pipeline-...

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