The State Department's Report On The Keystone XL Pipeline
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The Keystone XL oil pipeline has cleared a critical hurdle. A long-awaited State Department analysis says the 1,700-mile pipeline probably would not increase the amount of oil removed from the Canadian tar sands. That finding suggests the politically divisive project would have little impact on climate change, a condition that could allow President Barack Obama to approve it. The State Department report is not the final word on Keystone: Secretary John Kerry must decide whether building the Canada-to-Texas pipeline serves the national interest before advising the president. Diane and her guests discuss what’s next in the ongoing saga of the Keystone XL pipeline.
national environmental reporter, The Associated Press.
energy policy analyst, Heritage Foundation.
director of climate strategy, Center for American Progress.