TAG: Pipeline

Keystone Decision Stalled Until 2014

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Although many expected a decision from Obama this month, we’ll not receive a definitive answer about the construction of the Keystone Pipeline until next year. The proposed Keystone XL Pipeline has inspired its fair share of debate and controversy, with opponents concerned over the negative environmental impacts the pipeline will inevitably create if it goes through. Possible damage would include the destruction of ecosystems from drilling and leaching of tar sands oil into the water supply, which is a threat to both marine life and public health. The arguments of its adversity only gained more merit after an investigation exposed… read more

Fight Against Pipeline

Fight Against Keystone Pipeline

Last fall, President Obama delayed the northern portion of the Keystone XL pipeline project. A¬†project that would transport carbon-intensive crude tar sands from Canadian strip mines to refineries in Texas. Environmental groups strongly supported the delay, and are now finding themselves forced to band together again to encourage the president to stop the pipeline altogether in his second term. However, these environmental groups may have found a new ally in the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline, and it comes as a slight surprise. Zogby Analytics, a polling group, just conducted a survey showing very strong support for renewable energy… read more