EPA Objects To Proposed Oil Pipeline From Canada

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency has raised
new concerns about a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from
western Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast. In a letter to the State
Department, the EPA says it is concerned about the risk of oil
spills that could affect drinking water and sensitive ecosystems,
as well as the effect of greenhouse gas emissions associated with
the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
The EPA said that despite two lengthy reports, the State
Department still has not done sufficient analysis of the project's
impact on the environment. The letter urged State to conduct a more
thorough analysis of oil spill risks and alternative pipeline
The $7 billion pipeline planned by Calgary-based TransCanada
would carry crude oil extracted from tar sands in Alberta, Canada,
to refineries in Texas.

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