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EPA Confirms Keystone XL Fails Climate Test

WASHINGTON - The EPA published comments on the State Department’s analysis of the environmental impact of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, today. Among other things, the EPA concluded, “…development of oil sands crude represents a significant increase in greenhouse gas emissions.”



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Friends of the Earth’s climate and energy associate Luisa Abbott Galvão issued the following statement:

The EPA today confirmed what we’ve been saying all along: that the Keystone XL pipeline fails President Obama’s climate test. EPA rejects the State Department’s conclusion that the tar sands would inevitably be developed. These comments further support the rejection of this senseless project by President Obama.


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