03 Jan '12, 10pm

Energy News Recap: Keystone XL Whistleblowing, BP Spill Fingerpointing, Shale Gas Rising

Here's what we're reading in the top stories in energy news today: Insider whistleblowing on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, more nations eyeing shale gas for energy independence never mind the increased greenhouse gas emissions, more fingerpointing over cleaning up after the BP spill, and more. Whistleblowing Pipeline Inspector Calls Keystone XL Pipeline Potential "Disaster" ThinkProgress has the critical quote from Mike Klink, a former inspector for mega-contractor Bechtel who worked on TransCanada's original Keystone pipeline. "Let's be clear, I'm an engineer. I am not telling you we shouldn't build pipelines. We just should not build this one ," Klink says about Keystone XL . Klink was fired by Bechtel after he raised concerns about "shoddy materials and poor craftsmanship" of that pipeline. Shale Gas Shifting Balance in Energy Importing Nations Remember, it's not ...

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