Sunday, 03 March 2013 16:19
State Department Keystone XL Study Virtually Ignores Impact on Climate Change
ERIC ZUESSE FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT
The U.S. State Department’s “Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Keystone XL Project” released on Friday evening, makes no mention of the impact on the world’s climate that would result from construction of the proposed Pipeline.
The study does discuss “Climate Change Impacts on the Proposed Project,” but not the proposed project’s impacts on climate change. It finds that climate change will have no significant impact upon either the construction, or the operation, of the Pipeline.
In fact, a separate section, “Summary of Impacts,” summarizes the “Climate Change Impacts on the Proposed Project” by saying, “Climate change would have no substantive effects on construction of the proposed Project,” and, “Climate change would have no substantive effects on operation of the proposed Project.”