State Department issues Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on Keystone XL Pipeline: climate change impacts
Green Car Congress
MARCH 2, 2013
The document is a detailed draft technical review of potential environmental impacts associated with the segment of the pipeline in the US, including: impacts from construction, impacts from potential spills, impacts related to climate change, and economic impacts. Aside from the potential construction and spill impacts of the pipeline, the scope of the climate change impacts have become the most contentious and politicized issue surrounding the pipeline.