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Cooking the Books: State Department Ignores True Climate Impact of Keystone XL Pipeline | EcoWatch

A new report out today from environmental groups—Oil Change International, Natural Resources Defense Council, 350.org, Environment America, National Wildlife Federation, Friends of the Earth, Sierra Club, Greenpeace—shows that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would, if approved, be responsible for at least 181 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) each year, comparable to the tailpipe emissions from more than 37.7 million cars or 51 coal-fired power plants.

cooking-books-keystoneIn documenting the emissions associated with the controversial pipeline project, the report makes real the scale of climate impact and the further hurdles the project would create for the battle against climate change, putting the State Department’s “business as usual” scenarios into doubt.

For more on this story, visit: Cooking the Books: State Department Ignores True Climate Impact of Keystone XL Pipeline – EcoWatch: Cutting Edge Environmental News Service.

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