The Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline & Ongoing Debate Over US Energy Policy

The Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline & Ongoing Debate Over US Energy Policy

The oil industry and labor unions are pushing the Obama administration to approve the Canada-to-Mexico Keystone pipeline: The ongoing debate over the future of U.S. energy policy.

Many believe the Obama administration is poised to give the go-ahead to the Keystone X-L pipeline. That’s the project which would bring crude oil from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada to refineries along the U.S. Gulf Coast. Proponents point to the number of jobs which would be created and the benefits of adding more sources of oil in North America, but opponents cite lessons to be learned from a recent oil pipeline spill in Arkansas and overall concerns about the environmental price to be paid for extracting the oil from Canada’s tar sand formations. Please join us for more debate over the Keystone X-L pipeline.

Guests

Steven Mufson

energy correspondent at The Washington Post.

Nicolas Loris

energy policy analyst at Heritage Foundation.

Thomas Homer-Dixon

CIGI Chair of Global Systems, Balsillie School of International Affairs.

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