26 Aug '11, 11pm

#Eco The Fight to Stop Keystone XL Is Not Over via @EarthJustice

Earthjustice continues to challenge the controversial pipeline Alberta tar sands development. (Photo by EvolveLove/Flickr Creative Commons) The U.S. Department of State today issued the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for the Keystone XL pipeline project, which would transport tar sands crude oil from Alberta, Canada to the Gulf Coast. Despite the fact that the Alberta tar sands represent the second largest pool of carbon in the world, despite the fact that the tar sands activities threaten endangered species, and despite the high potential for leaks and spills, the State Department concluded that the 1,711-mile pipeline would have a minimal impact on the environment. If you believe that the pipeline will have a “minimal impact” on the environment, then I’ve got some prime Florida swampland to sell you. While the department’s approval of the FEIS is disappointi...

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/blog/2011-august/the-fight-to-sto...

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