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Greens: 'Magical Thinking' on Oil-by-Rail Behind State's Keystone XL Assessment

February 12, 2014 by Elana Schor
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The State Department softened some of its sunniest growth predictions for Canadian oil sands by rail in its final environmental review of Keystone XL -- but greens still warn that only analysts in rose-colored glasses could see trains as a viable substitute for the pipeline.[read more]

Interpreting the State Department's Latest Assessment of the Keystone XL Pipeline

February 6, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles
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On Wednesday I participated in a webchat hosted by The Energy Collective on the subject of the emissions and market impact of the Keystone XL Pipeline. It was prompted by last week's release of the State Department's "Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement" on the project.[read more]

Keystone XL Pipeline Update: And So It Begins ...

February 4, 2014 by Sarah Battaglia
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Although the Keystone XL pipeline has yet to receive full presidential approval, the southern leg of the pipeline (referred to as the Gulf Coast line) has already become active. On January 22, crude oil began flowing from Cushing, Oklahoma to refineries in Texas.[read more]

Keystone XL: Safe for the Environment

May 3, 2013 by Mark Green
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The Keystone XL pipeline is the most scrutinized infrastructure project ever. Indeed, safety and protecting the environment are key industry priorities. So let’s move on.[read more]

State Department Review Shows Keystone XL is Not in National Interest

March 11, 2013 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz
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A deeper dive into the State Department draft environmental review shows that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is not needed. Let’s take a closer look at the draft environmental review.[read more]