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Monday, April 6, 2015

Head of EPA: Keystone XL Would Not Be "a Disaster for the Climate"

From TheHill:
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said the Keystone XL pipeline would not be disastrous for the climate. 
Gina McCarthy’s comments on Monday came despite her agency’s position that low oil prices could mean that Keystone will have more of an impact on the climate than previously thought. 
Politico’s Mike Allen asked McCarthy if Keystone would be a “disaster” for the climate. 
“No,” McCarthy responded at an event Politicohosted, “I don't think that any one issue is a disaster for the climate.” 
Keystone's climate impact was the focus of a letter the EPA sent in February to the State Department, which is evaluating whether to approve the Canada-to-Gulf Coast oil pipeline, which would carry oil sands from Alberta.
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