03 Apr '11, 2am

New York Times editorial says no to Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

Today, the New York Times editorialized that Secretary Hillary Clinton should not permit the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline . The pipeline would carry nearly a million barrels of oil from northern Alberta all the way to the Texas coast for refining, cutting through the American heartland and one of the nation’s most important aquifers, the Ogallala. It would be the third such dedicated tar sands pipelines to be permitted in as many years, adding to an overcapacity of pipelines to import tar sands into the United States. While it commends the State Department for doing a deeper review of the environmental and other impacts of the pipeline , it says that ultimately the pipeline permit should be denied because “the environmental risks for both countries are enormous”. The editorial concludes, “Moving ahead would be a huge error. From all of the evidence, Keystone XL is not on...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/lizbb/new_york_times_ed...

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