03 Apr '11, 2am

New York Times Editorial: No to a New Tar Sands Pipeline

Today the New York Times published an editorial that the State Department should say no to the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline . The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would bring tar sands oil from Canada’s Boreal forest to the U.S. Gulf coast crossing the Nebraska Sandhills and the Ogallala Aquifer. The pipeline puts in place an infrastructure of continued dependence on ever riskier and dirtier sources of oil. The editorial notes that the State Department’s original environmental assessment was “sharply criticized” by the Environmental Protection Agency. In fact, State just recently agreed to a new draft supplemental environmental impact statement to fill in some of the gaps that they left the last time around. However, State is on the brink of getting it wrong again: they have said they would do this new assessment in a month. It is hard to believe that State can giv...

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