US State Dept: No Major Climate Impact From Keystone XL Pipeline

US State Dept: No Major Climate Impact From Keystone XL Pipeline reports Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson at the Washington Post. The enviromental impact  report notes that no ONE crude oil pipeline is likely to significantly impact extraction or demand – sorta like saying that no one part of the arc of a thrown grenade is going to do damage… but why help the grenade along, guys?

This is the sort of logic expected from a report written by a company (ERM) with deep ties to the pipeline industry, as noted in Tom Steyer’s open letter printed at InsideClimate News. Pipeline opponents are now focused on State Secretary John Kerry, report Sarah Wheaton and Coral Davenport at the New York Times: he will issue the final decision.


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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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