Hmm, jobs, self sufficiency, little carbon footprint on Keystones side, money on NextGen side.
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Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer said on Monday that he “absolutely” hopes to sway the final decision on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
President Obama is expected to make a decision on the pipeline, proposed by TransCanda Corp., by the end of March.
Steyer’s NextGen Climate Action organization attacked the pipeline, which would carry crude from the oil sands in Alberta, Canada, to refineries in the Gulf of Mexico, at an event in Washington, D.C., on Monday.
The climate group posed the question, “does Keystone pass Obama’s climate test?” The answer: “No.”
When asked if he hopes to sway the president’s decision through public events like Monday’s, Steyer said, “absolutely.”
“If Keystone is decided by March, then the way this is decided is going to change a lot of things and puts us in a very different position on what we are going to be working on,” Steyer said on NextGen Climate Action’s agenda moving forward.