07 Nov '11, 6pm

Inspector General Announces Investigation into Keystone XL process

Inspector General Announces Investigation into Keystone XL process

One day after 12,000 protesters stood outside of the White House calling on President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline, the Office of the Inspector General has announced an investigation into bias and conflicts of interest associated with the project’s permitting. The review responded to a letter sent in late October by Senator Bernie Sanders, Representative Steve Cohen and 11 other members of Congress. The Inspector General review will look at least a half dozen bureaus associated with the evaluation of TransCanada’s permit request for its 1700 mile tar sands pipeline which would run from Alberta all the way to Houston, TX cutting straight through Nebraska’s Sandhills region and the Ogallala aquifer. NRDC, Friends of the Earth and other groups called for a similar investigation last week. The calls for investigation have come about with recent reports exposing bia...

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