08 Sep '11, 2am

How about a thorough analysis of the clean energy alternatives to Keystone XL? #noKXL.

In late August, the State Department issued the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline (Keystone XL). There is ample evidence that Keystone XL will cause an increase in tar sands oil extraction and the significant harm to climate, wildlife, water and health that come from tar sands strip mining and drilling. The pipeline project will also risk health and safety in the United States through oil spills and water and air pollution. Despite this, the State Department incorrectly found “no significant impact” in their environmental review. The environmental assessment makes several fundamental flaws in their analysis that has led to the illogical conclusion that Keystone XL would not cause significant air, land, and water pollution. In fact, the Keystone XL project will have a significant impact on the environment and public health an...

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