- State Department releases Keystone XL final environmental impact statement
Washington Post - 3 hours ago
The State Department's report includes 11 volumes of analysis on how the proposed pipeline would affect heavy crude extraction in Canada's ...
The State Department concluded in its final environmental assessment issued Friday that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline would not significantly alter global greenhouse gas emissions, but officials cautioned that they were still weighing whether or not the project would meet the test of the president’s broader climate strategy. The report “is not a decision document,” said Kerri-Ann Jones, assistant secretary of state for oceans and international environmental and scientific affairs. “This document is only one factor that will be coming into the review process for this permit” sought by TransCanada, the Calgary-based energy giant.