Environmental Outlook: New Conditions For The Keystone XL Pipeline

Environmental Outlook: New Conditions For The Keystone XL Pipeline

President Barack Obama tied approval of the Keystone XL pipeline to greenhouse gas emissions. For this month's Environmental Outlook: the latest hurdle for the proposed tar sands project.

The State Department is preparing its final report on the environmental impact of the Keystone XL pipeline. In a speech last week, President Barack Obama tied his approval of the project to net carbon emissions. The president said, "our national interest will be served only if this project does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution." A number of analysts interpreted the speech as laying the groundwork for approval. Others are convinced the president was signaling his intended rejection. For this month's Environmental Outlook, Diane and her guests discuss the proposed tar sands pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast.

Guests

Michael Brune

executive director of Sierra Club.

Coral Davenport

energy and environment correspondent for National Journal.

Nicolas Loris

energy policy analyst at Heritage Foundation.

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