Keystone XL pipeline to be approved

Syncrude's Mildred Lake mine site and plant near Fort McMurray, Alberta

WASHINGTON, March 01, 2013 – The Obama administration today took the next potential step toward approval of the 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline, despite the heavy toll the pipeline and its oil will take on the climate crisis, wildlife and the environment. Some 50,000 people protested outside the White House last month in opposition to the pipeline. Today’s announcement came in the form of a supplemental environmental impact statement on Keystone XL. “If President Obama is serious about confronting the deepening climate crisis, he needs to take Keystone XL off the…

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