“Given the lack of a key breakthrough,” Mr. Zarlin said, activists are going to be “more motivated than ever.”
Check it out:
On Friday, the State Department released their final environmental impact review of the proposed extension of the already-operational Keystone XL pipeline that would help connect Canadian oil sands and North Dakotan shale to a network reaching the Gulf Coast’s refineries, and the State Department essentially concluded exactly what they did in their previous versions of the report: That oil from Canada’s oil sands does emit marginally more greenhouse gases than that from conventional crude, but that the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline is a non-issue in net climate-change consequences because Canada will develop those resources with or without it.
The report didn’t really provide any valid reasons for President Obama to nix the project, so the greens would very much like to visibly remind the president of just how strongly they oppose the whole situation. Via the NYT: