April 5, 2013
Keystone XL: The Pipeline to Disaster
James Hansen, Los Angeles Times
In March, the State Department gave the president cover to open a big spigot that will hitch our country to one of the dirtiest fuels on Earth for 40 years or more. The draft environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline acknowledges tar sands are nasty stuff for the environment, but concludes that the project is OK because this oil will get to market anyway — with or without a pipeline.
A public comment period is underway through April 22, after which the department will prepare a...
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