25 Aug '12, 11am

Keystone XL Pipeline To Take Center Stage At Republican National Convention

Over the next few days, Republican lawmakers, Party officials, delegates, and supporters will gather in Tampa, Florida for the Republican National Convention. During their weeklong convention, we can expect to hear a lot of debunked talking points , particularly about the need to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline . For more than a year, Republican lawmakers in the U.S. have been pushing for approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline , while completely ignoring the environmental risks that would come along with the plan to pipe dangerous DilBit from the Alberta tar sands south to the Gulf Coast. In addition to ignoring the risks, Republicans have vastly overstated the alleged “benefits” of the pipeline, which they claim would create thousands of jobs , lower energy prices , and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. That last claim is ironic, as the pipeline would carry foreign fue...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/2012/08/24/keystone-xl-pipeline...

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