"After Keystone Review, Environmentalists Vow To Continue Fight"

"Environmentalists have a hope. If they can block the Keystone XL pipeline, they can keep Canada from developing more of its dirty tar sands oil. It takes a lot of energy to get it out of the ground and turn it into gasoline, so it has a bigger greenhouse gas footprint than conventional oil. But the State Department report, which was released Friday, says Keystone won't have much of an impact on the development of that oil from Alberta."

"Industry analyst Kevin Book of ClearView Energy Partners says the report's finding will make it easier for the Obama administration to say the project wouldn't affect climate change."

Elizabeth Shogren reports for NPR's Morning Edition March 2, 2013.


"Climate-Change Activists Jeer as U.S. Report Says Keystone XL Pipeline Would Have No Major Environmental Impacts" (AP)

State Department Draft Supplemental EIS on Keystone XL Project

"State Department Finds No Major Objections To Keystone XL Pipeline Proposal" (NPR)

"State Department Opens Door To Keystone XL Pipeline Approval" (McClatchy/Anchorage Daily News)

"US Study Gives Boost To Keystone Oil Pipeline" (Aljazeera)

"State Dept: Build the Keystone Pipeline or Not, the Oil Sands Crude Will Flow" (TIME)

"Environmentalists Step Up Opposition to Keystone Pipeline" (Bloomberg)

"Report May Ease Path for New Pipeline" (New York Times)

"U.S. Review Gives Boost To Keystone Oil Pipeline" (Reuters)

Source: NPR, 03/04/2013