EPA: After Four Years Of Study, The Keystone XL Pipeline Needs More Study


You almost get the idea that the folks in the Obama administration really don’t want to build this thing:

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Environmental Protection Agency again is raising objections to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would carry oil from western Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast.

The EPA said that despite more than four years of study, the State Department still has not done sufficient analysis of the project’s environmental impact

In a letter to the State Department on Monday, the EPA urged State to conduct a more thorough analysis of oil spill risks and alternative pipeline routes, as well as greenhouse gas emissions associated with the pipeline.

“I think the president’s going to approve it,” North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp said back in November, shortly after an election victory she won in no small part due to her promises to stand up to the President she voted for and her own party on this very issue.

It’s looking more and more like Senator Heitkamp is wrong.