State Dept.: Not Building Keystone Pipeline Could Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Keystone pipeline

Not building the 875-mile Keystone XL Pipeline could result in the release of up to 42 percent more greenhouse gases than would be released by building it, according to the State Department.

Not building the pipeline “is unlikely to significantly impact the rate of extraction in the [Canadian] oil sands or the continued demand for heavy crude oil at refineries in the United States,” the department noted in a long-awaited environmental report released January 31st.

But the “No Build” option is likely to result in an increased number of oil spills, six more deaths annually, and up to 42 percent higher greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the State Department concluded.

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1 Response to State Dept.: Not Building Keystone Pipeline Could Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  1. daveburton says:

    The House passed a Keystone XL construction authorization bill today, All but one Republican voted for it. The lone dissenter was the most notorious RINO in the U.S. House, Justin Amash, a Ron Paul acolyte, who voted “present.” The bill now goes to the Senate.
    https://archive.today/rzMPM#selection-1469.136-1469.294

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