White House Decision On Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline

White House Decision On Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline

The Obama administration rejects TransCanada’s application for a permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline: Economic and political implications of the decision and prospects for an alternative route

Yesterday the Obama administration denied TransCanada’s application for the Keystone XL pipeline. The project was to carry oil from Canada’s tar sands to the Gulf Coast. The proposed route would have been an economic boost but raised environmental concerns, especially in Nebraska’s Sandhills. The White House claims a deadline imposed by Republicans in Congress precluded adequate review, but the project may still go forward: TransCanada is likely to reapply with a revised proposed route. Please join us to discuss the Keystone XL pipeline, jobs and the environment


Bill McKibben

scholar in residence,Middlebury College.

Steven Mufson

energy correspondent, the Washington Post

Matthew Koch

vice president, Oil Sands and Arctic Issues at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy

Sarah Ladislaw

senior fellow, Energy and National Security Program,
Center for Strategic and International Studies

David Mallino

Laborers International Union of North America

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