Skip to comments.Keystone XL Pipeline Does Little Environmental Harm, US Finds
Posted on 03/01/2013 8:23:03 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
The Obama administration today moved one step closer to approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, concluding in a draft environmental impact statement that the project would not accelerate global greenhouse gas emissions or significantly harm the natural habitats along its route.
The report, done by the State Department, suggests that the proposed 875-mile pipeline, which would carry 830,000 barrels of crude oil per day from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, to Steele City, Nebraska, has cleared a significant hurdle on its way to President Obamas desk for final consideration.
The approval or denial of any one crude oil transport project, including this proposed project, really remains unlikely to significantly impact the rate of development of the oil sands or the continued demand for heavy crude oil in the U.S., said Kerri-Ann Jones, the Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs.
The State Department, which conducted the study because the pipeline would cross an international boundary, also suggested in a voluminous report that impacts on air, water and landscape would be minimal.
The agency found it very unlikely that the pipeline would affect water quality in any of the four aquifers through which it crossed. It also concluded that along one part of the proposed route, in the case of a large-scale oil spill, these impacts would typically be limited to within several hundred feet of the release source, and would not affect groundwater.
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More detail....Enviroidiots are hot!
Why not a pipeline carrying 830,000 barrels a day from the tar sands of Utah and Wyoming?..
OR MUCH MORE..
Uh-oh, ABC is off the reservation. They’ll soon get a call from the White Hut complaining about this.
Tango Sierra. If the Dick Tater doesn’t want it, it doesn’t happen.
They’ll keep demanding more studies be done until the proposal is abandoned.
Standard operating procedure.
RE: The Obama administration today moved one step closer to approval of the Keystone XL pipeline
Wake me up when that happens. My guess is after this environmental impact statement, Obama will kick the can once again and ask for another study, “just to make sure”.
Here in NY State, Andrew Cuomo has already done the same thing several times regarding hydrofracking even when each study results in exactly the same “It’s safe” conclusion. The former governor David Patterson ( another Democrat ) did exactly the same thing.
In the meantime, neighboring Pennsylvania has already been doing fracking for years without any problems.
Their plan is to appease the enviro wackos by studying the issue to death.
Just f’n build it already.