"Feds Meet With Enviro Groups as Keystone Decision Nears"

"WASHINGTON — As the State Department readies its final review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, environmentalists on Monday stepped up their fight against the project."

"Representatives from the Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, 350.org, League of Conservation Voters and Voices for Progress outlined their concerns in a late Monday morning meeting with Kerri-Ann Jones, the assistant secretary of state for oceans and international environmental and scientific affairs.

The closed-door meeting came as the State Department puts the finishing touches on its final supplemental environmental impact statement, following the release of a March draft that concluded that the amount of carbon emissions tied to oil sands development in Canada is unlikely to change much, even if Keystone XL is never built."

Jennifer A. Dlouhy reports for Hearst's FuelFix December 9, 2013.   

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Source: FuelFix, 12/10/2013