Thursday, February 5, 2015

Botched Again: EPA Tells State Department to Redo Its Keystone Analysis

Environmentalists say the EPA memo effectively tells Obama that the pipeline fails his climate test and paves the way for final rejection.

The Environmental Protection Agency has called on the State Department to reconsider a key finding that led its Keystone XL review team to suggest that the pipeline wouldn't worsen climate change. The EPA said the recent sharp decline in oil prices makes it more likely that the project would significantly increase emissions of greenhouse gases.

In a memo filed Tuesday as President Obama's decision on the Keystone seemed to be drawing near, the EPA challenged the year-old environmental review's assertion that with oil prices relatively high, no single pipeline would significantly affect tar sands production or greenhouse gas emissions.

More:  http://insideclimatenews.org/carbon-copy/20150203/botched-again-epa-tells-state-department-redo-its-keystone-analysis

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