29 Aug '11, 4pm

Tar sands pipeline passes key hurdle as White House protests continue #tarsands #keystone

29 Aug 2011: Tar Sands Pipeline Passes Key Hurdle as Protests in D.C. Continue A controversial 1,711-mile pipeline that would link Canada’s tar sands to refineries in Texas and the Gulf Coast has passed a critical hurdle , even as environmental advocates continue to demonstrate outside the As Alberta’s Tar Sands Boom, Foes Target Project’s Lifelines Exploiting North America’s largest oil deposit has destroyed vast stretches of Canadian forest. Now opponents are battling the Keystone XL pipeline , which would pass through environmentally sensitive lands as it moves the oil to market. READ THE e360 REPORT White House in opposition to the project. While the project must still must pass several key steps, State Department officials said Friday that the owners of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, TransCanada, had agreed to take steps to minimize the risks of spill, and many ex...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/tar_sands_pipeline_passes_key...

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