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State Department Report: Keystone XL Pipeline Leaves Little Climate Impact

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Bloomberg
January 31, 2014

A U.S. State Department report from Jan. 31 has concluded that the Keystone XL pipeline will not significantly worsen climate change, according to congressional aides briefed on the study, in a setback for opponents of the project.

While the report deviates from a March draft in some ways to the liking of environmentalists, the revisions aren’t as sweeping as climate advocates had sought, several people familiar with the government’s review told Bloomberg News.

The report also concludes that the pipeline won’t have a big impact on the pace of oil ...


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