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Link to the PDF of the de-classified letter--> https://foia.state.gov/searchapp/DOCUMENTS/Waterfall/193727.pdf

Link to the October 2011 NYT article --> http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/08/science/earth/08pipeline.html

Link to Nation's article from March 2013:  State Department Report Paves the Way for Keystone Approval / http://www.thenation.com/article/state-department-report-paves-way-keystone-approval/

...This is the key paragraph:

Based on information and analysis about the North American crude transport infrastructure (particularly the proven ability of rail to transport substantial quantities of crude oil profitably under current market conditions, and to add capacity relatively rapidly) and the global crude oil market, the draft Supplemental EIS concludes that approval or denial of the proposed Project is unlikely to have a substantial impact on the rate of development in the oil sands, or on the amount of heavy crude oil refined in the Gulf Coast area.


In other words, the State Department believes the Keystone pipeline won’t have any real effect on how much tar sands oil is ultimately refined and brought to market, and thus, that it will have no substantial impact on climate change. Specifically, the report says blocking the pipeline would only lessen emissions by 0.07 to 5.3 million metric tons of carbon dioxide by 2030. For context, in 2010 the United States emitted 6,821.8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2010.


March 2013 SOS 'Reassessment' (favorable) for the Keystone --> http://keystonepipeline-xl.state.gov/draftseis/index.htm

Secy Clinton is NOT the one to lead on Climate. Her ties to the Fossil Fuel Industry run deep, she is beholden to them. Even if it's 'Business as Usual' our climate, our planet is cooked under this kind of leadership.
Posted by rosesaylavee | Tue Mar 8, 2016, 08:48 AM (0 replies)
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