The State Departments draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Keystone XL pipeline is centered on the assumption that there will be an increase in tar sands oil production with or without the pipeline. On that basis, it concludes Keystone will have no impact on carbon pollution or climate change.
Reuters debunked the State Department’s notion that without Keystone, the tar sands oil can travel by rail to the Gulf Coast.
Yesterday, Reuters reported that the Canadian government’s top Keystone cheerleader also admitted that rail would not be an effective alternative to the pipeline – also undermining the State Department’s assessment
For more on this story, visit: Dangers On A Train: Top Canadian Official Disputes State Department’s Keystone Claims | ThinkProgress.