Enviros Report: Keystone XL Pipeline Flunks Climate Test

"WASHINGTON, DC -- Environmental advocates delivered a report on the climate effects of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline to President Barack Obama today, with the intention of giving the President all the information he needs to reject the pipeline."

"Sierra Club and Oil Change International compiled the report, which finds that the bitumen produced from the oil sands of northern Alberta would push climate change into overdrive. The report concludes that the Keystone XL pipeline is the “linchpin” of further tar sands expansion, and will lead to at least a 36 percent increase over current tar sands production.

“Keystone XL is a climate disaster,” said Michael Brune, Sierra Club executive director. “The President set a tough climate test for the pipeline, which it clearly fails to pass. There is no wiggle room here, Mr. President.”"

Environment News Service had the story August 29, 2013.


"Greens Use Keystone XL Backers' Words To Undermine Pipeline" (Reuters)

"Keystone XL's Climate Impact Would Be Enormous, According to Enviros" (Huffington Post)

"FAIL: How the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Flunks the Climate Test" (Sierra Club)

Source: ENS, 08/30/2013