50 Legislators Ask State Dept. to Delay Permitting of Keystone XL Pipeline
Fifty federal legislators have written a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, expressing concern over the Keystone XL pipeline. They have asked the State Department not to approve the pipeline until its greenhouse gas emissions are fully studied. Read the letter here.
From the Canadian Press article:
Peter Welch, a representative from Vermont, said there needs to be a thorough review of the wider environmental impacts of the pipeline, including the full-cycle greenhouse gas emissions of oilsands-derived crude.
“Will we make certain that the Keystone process has to go through this? Or will we give it a waiver, and a wink and a nod and the quick-fix corner-cutting approval that has been so catastrophic in other circumstances?”