DOS issues final EIS for proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline

09/05/2011
Nick Snow Washington Editor The US Department of State issued a final environmental impact statement of the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline. The finding that the project would have limited environmental impacts drew cheers from oil and gas and other business groups, and boos from environmental organizations. DOS still needs to determine whether the proposed project—which would consist of an 861.5-mile segment from Morgan, Mont., to Steele City, Neb., and a 483.8-mile segment from Cushing, Okla., to refineries in Houston, and Port Arthur, Tex.—is in the national interest. This review will be a broader evaluation beyond environmental impacts which will consider economic, energy secu...
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