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  2. Oct 14, 2011 · UPDATE (January 18, 2012): Today, the Obama administration denied a permit for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. In October, we explained why the issue has been so controversial. By the end of ...

    • The Landscape For Pipelines Has Changed
    • Keystone XL, The ‘Zombie Pipeline’
    • Keystone XL’s Climate Impacts
    • Locked in to Burning More Fossil Fuels?

    What has changed since the inception of the Keystone XL pipeline and other high-profile pipeline projects, roughly a decade ago, is public opinion about climate change—and in particular about fossil fuel infrastructure. High-profile, well-organized campaigns like 2016’s Dakota Access protests, led by the Standing Rock Sioux, focused public attentio...

    The fight over the Keystone XL (the XL stands for “export limited”) pipeline has stretched out over years since its initial proposal in 2008. Construction has stopped and started over and over again, prompting some to nickname it the “zombie pipeline.” Most of the Keystone pipeline network, of which it is only one part, has already been built. The ...

    One of the original objections to Keystone’s construction has grown only more urgent with time: The concern that its completion would exacerbate the climate crisis by encouraging and enabling more production and burning of climate-warming fossil fuels. “If Canada proceeds [with expanding oil sand mining in Alberta], and we do nothing, it will be ga...

    Getting oil out of the tar sands is expensive and inefficient. Massive government subsidies funding infrastructure development—like drilling operations and pipelines—helped make the region’s oil economically viable and encouraged production. But more production is directly in conflict with climate goals, according to many economists, scientists, an...

    • Keystone XL Would Not Reduce Foreign Oil Dependency. The oil to be sent through Keystone XL pipeline was never destined for US markets. In its own presentation to investors about the proposed pipeline extension, TransCanada (the company behind Keystone XL) boasted that most if not all of the extracted and refined oil would be exported --- sold in oversees markets where oil fetches a higher price (and thus turns a higher profit for the company).
    • Keystone XL Would Have Increased Domestic Oil Prices. Currently, Canadian oil reserves stored in the Midwest help suppress gas prices in the United States, particularly for farmers in our nation’s heartland.
    • Keystone XL Overstated Number of Jobs to be Created. In 2008, TransCanada’s original permit application to the State Department said the Keystone XL pipeline would create “a peak workforce of approximately 3,500 to 4,200 construction personnel” in temporary jobs building the pipeline.
    • Current Keystone Pipeline Leaked 12 Times in Last Year. The pipeline that the Obama administration has rejected the permit for would be an extension of a pipeline that has already leaked -- not just once, but 12 times in the last year.
  3. Nov 17, 2014 · What is the Keystone XL Pipeline? It is a proposed extension of a pipeline that transports oil from Alberta, Canada to a major petroleum exchange in Cushing, Okla., and from there to the Gulf of ...

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  4. Sep 23, 2023 · Video about MPs hold emergency debate on Keystone XL pipeline cancellation – January 25, 2021. 56:35 PBS NewsHour West live episode, Jan. 21, 2022; 4:58 Meet the COVID-19 medical workers singing songs of hope; 1:34 E Kassanda eriyo abakwatiddwa mu kikwekweto ky’okutunda ebijingirire; 1:02:46

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