U.S. State Department Delays Keystone XL Decision
This follows the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency informing the State Department that it thought the project’s environmental analysis was “inadequate.”
The U.S. Department of Energy has also asked the State Department for changes to the project’s environmental impact analysis.
Here’s a review of what’s happening on the project, including an explanation of how the White House could become involved.
On the more local front, Senator Mike Johanns of Nebraska is also questioning the project.
All of this questioning comes at a time when there has been another oil pipeline spill in the U.S., polluting the Kalamazoo River in Michigan. According to the Associated Press, more than 800,000 gallons of oil have spilled. More on yesterday’s spill and the cleanup here.