Keystone XL Decision Highlights Coziness Between Oil And Gas Industry, Obama Administration

Keystone XL Decision Highlights Coziness Between Oil And Gas Industry, Obama Administration

Via Desmogblog:

Mon, 2014-02-03 11:59Sharon Kelly

This past week was good to the oil and gas industry. First, President Obama talked up jobs gains from drilling and labeled natural gas a “bridge fuel” in his State of the Union address, using terminology favored by natural gas advocates.

Then, on Friday, the Obama administration released a much-awaited assessment of the Keystone XL pipeline’s environmental impacts which concluded that pipeline construction “remains unlikely to  significantly impact the rate of extraction in the oil sands,” effectively turning a blind eye to the staggering carbon em...

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