Tar Sands Pipeline Losing Steam?
As time goes on, skepticism builds about TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
Because the pipeline would cross an international border, it requires the approval of the U.S. State Department, something that a New York Times editorial says is less likely to occur. “An environmental assessment carried out by [Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s department] last year was sharply criticized by the Environmental Protection Agency for understating the project’s many risks. The department has since undertaken another environmental review that will soon be released for public comment.” The review is likely to be critical of the project and may add to the growing skepticism that surrounds the Keystone XL plan. Most of the skepticism falls into three broad categories.