"Keystone XL Pipeline Would Hasten Climate Change: Report"

"WASHINGTON, DC -- In a new report, 'Cooking the Books: How The State Department Analysis Ignores the True Climate Impact of the Keystone XL Pipeline,' environmental groups and scientists opposed to the pipeline warn of 'climate disaster' if President Barack Obama allows it to cross the Canada-U.S. border, carrying tar sands bitumen from Alberta to Nebraska."

"In its latest environmental analysis of the pipeline, issued March 1, the State Department asserts that if the pipeline is not built, the Alberta tar sands will be exploited one way or another and carbon dioxide will be emitted anyway.

'This is simply incorrect,' states 'Cooking the Books.'

The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would send at least 181 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent each year into the atmosphere, warming the Earth’s climate, finds the report’s authors Steve Kretzmann, Lorne Stockman, David Turnbull and Paulina Essunger of Oil Change International."

Environment News Service had the story April 16, 2013.


"Keystone Emissions Seen as Equal to 46 Coal Power Plants" (Bloomberg)

"State Department's Keystone Analysis Ignores True Climate Impact: Report" (Huffington Post)

"State Dept. Hid Contractor's Ties to Keystone XL Pipeline Company" (Mother Jones)

"Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Exacerbates Climate Change" (Scientific American)

Source: ENS, 04/17/2013